Vermont, VIC - St Luke's Anglican

Year Built: 1961

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Luke

Address: 553 Mitcham Road, Vermont, Victoria, 3133

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri people

Last Updated: 18/07/2023

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History and Architecture:

The foundation stone of a small Church to be called the Church of St.Clement was laid by the Dean of Melbourne in a rural district about our miles beyond the school-house at Nunawading.. That extract from the Churc of England Messenger of June, 1872, marks the first step towards the establishment of a Church at Vermont. The Nunawading referred to was the settlement to the east of Elgar Road (where there was a toll-gate on Whitehorse Road)

The Church formed part of the Upper Ferntree Gully church district initially. The first church was built of timber in 1907.

By the late 1950’s the congregation had outgrown the original church and the building was moved to the rear of the property to make way for the then new, now current St. Luke’s Peace Memorial Church. The foundation stone was laid in October 1961 and the building dedicated in May the following year. For further information visit the Church website.

A Foundation stone reads, "To the Glory of God, this stone was set by The Most Reverend Frank Woods M.A. D.D. Archbishop of Melbourne 21st October 1961. Vicar Rev R.G. Mountney TH.L. Architect Wystan Widdows Builder D.R.D. Constructions Pty Ltd".


This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1920 - 1923 Rev Thomas McKeon 1923
1923 - 1926 Rev A. Craig
1926 - 1928 Rev A. Banks
1928 - 1938 Rev Ernest Thomas Leslie 1877 1965
1939 - 1942 Rev J. H. Lee
1942 - Rev Berkely Addison Rowell 1883 1942
1942 - 1946 Rev F. A. Philbey 1947
1947 - 1952 Rev A. G. Reynolds
1952 - 1965 Rev Robert Griffith Mountney 1911 1986
1965 - 1974 Rev C. Cohn
1975 - 1980 Rev D. Binns
1981 - Rev Jack Humphrey


1. 80 Year's serving God and the Community. 1907 - 1987. LH 283.945 EIG.
2. Church website.