Warrnambool, VIC - St John's Presbyterian

Denomination: Presbyterian

Saint: John

Address: Spence Street, Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280

Architect: Andrew Kerr

Traditional Owners: Eastern Maar people

Last Updated: 19/04/2023

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History and Architecture:

The Church was built of local sandstone and dedicated in July, 1875. The architect was Andrew Kerr and the cost of the building was £4,330. The church was enlarged in 1885 with transepts being added. It features a memorial plaque to the shipwreck Enterprise.

The church was destroyed by fire in 1920 but was rebuilt by 1922.


These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1998 - Rev Ivan Barker
1999 - 2000 Rev Philip Mercer Asst
1999 - 2007 Rev Philip Burns Asst


The original George Fincham organ of 1886, enlarged in 1893, was destroyed in the fire. The current Organ was built in 1925 by Federick Taylor and opened in 1925. It was refurbished in 1949 by Hill, Norman & Beard. It has 2m., 23 sp. st., 8c., el.pn.
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1. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.