Warrnambool, VIC - Wesleyan Methodist (20746)

Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist

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

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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:

Years Name Annotation
1843 - 1850 Mr William Witton
1850 - 1854 Rev W. Lightbody
1854 - 1856 Rev J. Albiston
1856 - 1858 Rev R. Hart
1858 - 1860 Rev S. Waterhouse
1860 - 1863 Rev T. James
1863 - 1865 Rev J.B. Smith
1865 - 1868 Rev T. Raston
1868 - 1871 Rev W.J. Crisp
1871 - 1872 Rev F.E. Stephenson
1872 - 1875 Rev G. Daniel
1875 - 1877 Rev E. King
1877 - 1880 Rev Albiston
1880 - 1883 Rev William L. Blamires
1883 - 1884 Rev H. Baker
1884 - 1885 Rev A. Rigg
1885 - 1888 Rev N. Bennett
1888 - 1891 Rev W.M. Bennett
1891 - 1894 Rev J.A. Taylor
1894 - 1897 Rev J. Mathieson
1897 - 1900 Rev H.K. Hutchison
1900 - Rev R. Philp