Winchelsea, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1869

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 26 Hesse Street, Winchelsea, Victoria, 3241

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Architect: Unknown

Last Updated: 06/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

Formerly a Presbyterian church the first services were held in the Shire Hall on 19 September 1869. During 1869 the Rev. T. M. Fraser and the Rev. J. Brownlie were commissioned to visit Winchelsea with respect to the formation of a charge there.*

The Church was official opened on 30 April 1871. The stonework was completed by W Lauder, Carpentry by J.H. Sarks and the plastering by Robert Marchain.*

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
1870 - 1872 Rev H. B. Giles P
1872 - 1878 Rev J. Brownlie P
1881 - 1884 Rev Alexander Maxwell P 1856 1933
1886 - 1895 Rev Colin Robinson P
1896 - 1902 Rev J. Miller Smith P
1903 - 1907 Rev Robert McLeod P
1908 - 1911 Rev Henry Mathews P
1911 - 1917 Rev Robert Jones P
1918 - 1925 Rev William Bett P
1925 - 1938 Rev A. McLeod P
1939 - 1941 Rev Geo Renfrey P
1941 - 1945 Rev W. Dykes P
1945 - 1956 Rev D. E. Sprigg P
1957 - 1961 Rev A. Yule P
1961 - 1966 Rev I. Crawford P
1966 - 1970 Rev J. K. Paton U
1971 - Rev E. G. Bout U
2009 - Rev Don Cracknell U

Organ:

The Mannbourg organ was purchased in 1928 at a cost of 127.00.*

Source:

Winchelsea Presbyterian Church. LTP 285. 29451 W72W