Warrnambool, VIC - Wesleyan Methodist (20746)

Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist

Address: 89 - 105 Leibig Street, Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280

Last Updated: 05/02/2022

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History and Architecture:

Construction of a chapel took place betwen 1850 and 1851. The first Wesleyan Church in Warrnambool was constructed in 1850 on a land grant secured on the south western corner of Liebig and Koroit Streets.It was opened on the 4th May 1851 by the first resident minister, William Lightbody. Lightbody, who administered both Warrnambool and Port Fairy, was at the time one of five ordained Methodist ministers in Victoria.

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
1843 - 1850 Mr William Witton
1850 - 1854 Rev William Lightbody 1818 1879
1854 - 1856 Rev J Albiston
1856 - 1858 Rev Richard Hart 1818 1907
1858 - 1860 Rev S. Waterhouse
1860 - 1863 Rev Thomas James 1832 1912
1863 - 1865 Rev J. B Smith 1829 1903
1865 - 1868 Rev T. Raston
1868 - 1871 Rev James W Crisp 1832 1917
1871 - 1872 Rev Francis E Stephenson 1829 1885
1872 - 1875 Rev George Daniel 1823 1896
1875 - 1877 Rev Edward King 1825 1905
1877 - 1880 Rev Joseph Albiston 1829 1918
1880 - 1883 Rev William L Blamires 1834 1916
1883 - 1884 Rev Henry Baker 1828 1887
1884 - 1885 Rev Alfred Rigg 1832 1891
1885 - 1888 Rev Nathaniel Bennett 1832 1923
1888 - 1891 Rev W. M Bennett 1834 1916
1891 - 1894 Rev J. A. Taylor 1839 1908
1894 - 1897 Rev James Mathieson 1845 1923
1897 - 1900 Rev Henry K Hutchison 1853 1912
1900 - Rev Robert Philp 1850 1926