Violet Town, VIC - St Dunstan Anglican (20102)

Year Built: 1879

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Dunstan

Address: High Street, Violet Town, Victoria, 3669

Last Updated: 23/02/2022

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History and Architecture:

The Church was built in 1879, but prior to this, services of the various denominations were held in several places. Among these were the school house, the courthouse and a building known as Mrs. Underwood's Hall. Also a room in one of the hotels was used at times. Mrs. Underwood's Hall probably adjoined the Ellen Frances Hotel, as at one time the. Underwood family owned that hotel but under a different name.

The foundation stone was laid by Archdeacon Tucker on 12th February 1879. He and the Rev. F. L. Wilson addressed a gathering at a concert that evening. The trowel which was used at the ceremony is in possession of the church. It was presented to the church some years ago by Mr. Harold Turner whose family had had possession of it for many years. At the laying of the foundation stone it was decided that the new church should be called St. Dunstan's.

A full time Parish Priest lives in Euroa and travels to Violet Town and Longwood – just as has happened through much of the history of the Parish.

Clergy:

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
1878 - 1892 Rev Francis Lawson Wilson
1892 - 1896 Rev Willam Handcock
1896 - 1900 Rev Frederick William Wray C.M.G 1864 1943
1902 - 1904 Rev A. Law
1904 - 1908 Rev Albert Arthur Wiltshire 1865 1908
1906 - 1909 Rev Russell Frederick Tacon 1879 1950
1909 - 1913 Rev R A. Scott
1913 - 1914 Rev Thomas Tinniswood 1868 1948
1914 - 1916 Rev Donald Alexander McEachern 1872 1943
1916 - 1918 Rev W A. Williams
1918 - 1927 Rev Henry Morris Warry 1858 1927
1927 - 1929 Rev Edward Henry Pickford 1888 1975
1929 - 1931 Rev William Vernon Rymer
1931 - 1935 Rev Charles George Lavender
1935 - 1939 Rev Esmond Aylmer Leaver
1939 - Rev Cuthbert Tremayne Rodda 1879 1963
1946 - Rev R. B. Davison
1949 - 1954 Rev Godfrey Gilbert
1957 - 1958 Rev Ernest Roy Walkerden 1926
1958 - 1962 Rev John Badams Goodman 1928
1962 - 1965 Rev Leonard Herbert Jeffrey 1911 1987
1969 - 1971 Rev James William Reeves
1972 - 1977 Rev Malcolm Leonard Crawley
1977 - Rev Reginald Keith Edwards
1989 - 1993 Rev Warren Charles Graco 1924
1993 - 1994 Rev Brett George Williams PiC 1965

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Saint Dunstans Church Violet Town, A Short History Murley Crocker
2. Black and White photo out of copyright. State Library of Victoria. Citation. Godden, H. (1907). St. Dunstan's, [Church of England] Violet Town [picture].