Woollahra, NSW - All Saints Anglican (10085)

Year Built: 1876

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: All Saints

Address: 85 Ocean Street, Woollahra, New South Wales, 2025

Last Updated: 26/04/2021

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History and Architecture:

Architect was Edmund Blacket and construction took place between 1876 and 1882. The Church was mainly paid for by Henry Mort, the brother of Thomas Sutcliffe Mort, as a thanksgiving for the rescue of his wife and child from shipwreak in 1865; as a memorial to his wife, Maria, who died in 1873; and as a church for his clergyman son.

Constructed of sandstone masonry with an aisled nave, small transepts and the santuaryin an apse at the East end . The roof structure comprises timber hammer beam trusses, purlins, common rafters, boarding and slates. The west end and stub tower are later additions to the building.

The first stage of All Saints Church was opened on January 8, 1876, free of debt at a cost of about £5,300. Tenders were called for the completion of the building in 1880 which was finished late in 1882.

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
1876 - 1914 Rev Henry Wallace Mort 1847 1932
1879 - 1881 Rev Randolph John Ross - Edwards Curate 1853 1933
1882 - Rev Joshua Spicer Wood 1828 1884
1884 - 1886 Rev George North Ash Locum 1848 1926
1888 - 1891 Rev Henry Alexander Woodd Curate 1865 1954
1895 - 1901 Rev Herbert Claud Vindin Curate 1863 1919
1902 - 1906 Rev Ross James Auchinleck Curate 1855 1925
1906 - Mr Edwin Fisher Johnson Lay Reader 1866 1928
1909 - 1910 Rev William Cowan 1865 1915
1924 - 1925 Rev Charles Edward Adams Curate 1888 1954
1926 - 1942 Rev Alfred Henry Gallop Curate 1887 1973
1935 - 1938 Rev George Thorold Earp Curate 1905 1970
1938 - 1939 Rev Charles Williams Gumbley Locum 1891 1971
1942 - Rev Alfred Henry Gallop Locum 1887 1973
1942 - Rev George Arnold Conolly 1900 1964

Organ:

The organ in All Saints is one of three 3-manual instruments built by Messrs Forster and Andrews of Hull ,England between 1881 and 1884 for buildings designed by Edmund Blacket. The first was for the University of Sydney(1881),the second All Saints Woollahra and then S. Saviour's Anglican Cathedral, Goulburn (1884).

Source:

1. Cable Clerical Index