Yea, VIC - St Luke's Anglican (20077)

Year Built: 1869

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Luke

Address: Corner Lyons & Pelissier Street, Yea, Victoria, 3717

Traditional Owners: Taungurung people

Architect: Albert Purchase

Last Updated: 09/01/2023

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History and Architecture:

Originally all denominations in this beautiful farming community met for worship in a wooden building which served as both Church and Parsonage. Though intended for all those of protestant evangelical persuasion the first preacher in 1857 was Mr Ashe and Anglican lay preacher.

A Mrs L Kerr came to the rescue of the Anglicans to build the English church as it is called to this day. Mrs Kerr's efforts resulted in a fund of £600 plus a further £200 for essential furnishings and so arrangements were made and the foundation stone was laid by the same good lady on 10 March 1868.

A cement-faced Gothic church of three bays designed by Albert Purchase and opened in 1868, with the addition of a sanctuary and vestry in 1907.

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
1857 - Mr Ashe Lay Reader
1867 - 1872 Rev Andrew Toomath Lay Reader 1867 1831 1914
1873 - Rev Samuel Baird Scott Deacon 1836 1918
1884 - 1888 Rev Alfred Rashleigh Stackhouse Deacon for 1884 1854 1896
1888 - 1895 Rev Charles Henry Barnes 1863 1940
1895 - 1898 Rev Arthur Rufus Raymond 1857 1932
1898 - 1901 Rev John Thomas Baglin 1867 1950
1899 - Rev Eustace Vernon Wade Lay Reader 1877 1967
1902 - Rev Thomas Andrew Campbell Reader 1880 1934
1907 - 1908 Rev Herman Montague Rupp 1872 1956
1913 - 1918 Rev Reginald Allan Scott 1873 1950
1913 - Rev William Percy Daunt Lay Reader 1883 1976
1918 - 1919 Rev Alexander Frederick Falconer Deacon 1886 1968
1919 - 1921 Rev George Brammall 1876 1941
1921 - 1923 Rev James Spencer Bullough 1885 1960
1923 - 1926 Rev William Percy Daunt 1883 1976
1926 - 1928 Rev John Kessel Taylor 1872 1951
1928 - 1930 Rev Theodore John Redhead 1874 1936
1930 - 1931 Rev Edward Robert Tavare 1887 1960
1939 - 1943 Rev Theodore Bruce McCall 1911 1969
1940 - Rev William Auguste Wilson 1879 1949
1943 - 1946 Rev Ambrose Ronald May 1908 1966
1960 - 1973 Rev Thomas Henry Pickburn 1906 1993
1980 - 1985 Rev Donald W McMonigle
1993 - 1996 Rev Ellis Stanley Jones 1941 2020
1998 - Rev Wayne. L Ireland
2022 - Rev Mario David Phillips Hendricks

Organ:

A Casson pipe organ built c 1900 by the Positive Organ Company, London, opus 168, and one of two Positive organs in Victoria, the other being at St Andrew's Anglican Church, Aberfeldie. The organ was installed in St James' Anglican Church, Thornbury in 1917 and moved to The Organ Centre, North Caulfield in 1969. From 1975 to 1982 it was placed in John Maidment's residence in Canterbury and in the latter year it was installed at Yea.

A full description and photos can be seen here.

Source:

1. Parish Churches Diocese of Wangaratta. SLT 724.509435 G35P
2. Cable Clergy Index
3. Organ Music Society of Sydney with permission.