Vermont, VIC - St Luke's Anglican
Year Built: 1961
Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri people
Last Updated: 18/07/2023
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.
|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.