Willunga, SA - St Stephen's Anglican (30150)

Year Built: 1884

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Stephen

Address: St Andrew's Terrace, Willunga, South Australia, 5172

Last Updated: 03/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

The original church of St Stephens was constructed in 1848 as the centre for the Church of England Parish of Myponga, Yankalilla, Meadows and Port Elliott, as well as the Willunga District. It was located on Aldinga Road, further out of town, but was replaced by the current building, located in the centre of Willunga, in 1884.

The old church then fell into disuse, possibly used occasionally for funeral services. The building itself was demolished in about 1930 and very little evidence remains of its location within the cemetery.

The Foundation stone was laid on 6 July 1884 by Bishop Kennion. The Church was consecrated on 3 July 1902 by Bishop Harmer.

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
1848 - 1856 Rev Arthur Bernard Burnett 1821 1898
1856 - 1862 Rev Cuthbert Thomas Neville 1830 1887
1863 - 1892 Rev Edmund King Miller 1820 1911
1892 - 1896 Rev Francis Herbert Stokes 1854 1929
1896 - 1901 Rev George Griffiths 1869 1945
1902 - 1921 Rev Thomas Wood Curate 1855 1937
1921 - 1925 Rev Harry Clifford Thrush 1893 1975
1926 - 1942 Rev Richard Elliott Saunders 1877 1964
1944 - 1954 Rev Henry James Hughes 1905 2000
1954 - 1957 Rev James Younger McDonald 1911 1986
1957 - 1963 Rev Donald Wallace 1912 1991
1966 - 1969 Rev Colin Carew Chittleborough Curate 1901 2001
1989 - 1992 Rev Graham Harry Cooling 1936
1977 - 1984 Rev Conrad Brenton Patterson
1984 - 1989 Rev F A.P. Allen 1926
1992 - Rev David Ellis Barker Asst
1995 - 1998 Rev Wayne. L Ireland

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.