Yea, VIC - St Luke's Anglican
Year Built: 1869
Address: Corner Lyons & Pelissier Street, Yea, Victoria, 3717
Architect: Albert Purchase
Traditional Owners: Taungurung people
Last Updated: 18/05/2023
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.
These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.
|1857 -||Mr Ashe||Lay Reader|
|1867 - 1872||Rev Andrew Toomath||Lay Reader 1867||1831||1914|
|1872 - 1873||Rev Samuel Baird Scott||Deacon||1836||1918|
|1882 - 1882||Mr Hutchinson|
|1882 - 1882||Rev A. Toomath|
|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|
|1901 - 1905||Rev R. Leck|
|1902 -||Rev Thomas Andrew Campbell||Reader||1880||1934|
|1905 - 1907||Rev N. Blackham|
|1907 - 1908||Rev Herman Montague Rupp||1872||1956|
|1909 - 1913||Rev T. Tinniswood|
|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|
|1931 - 1931||Rev H. A. Brooksbank|
|1931 - 1939||Rev S. J. Muxworthy||1898||1996|
|1939 - 1943||Rev Theodore Bruce McCall||1911||1969|
|1940 -||Rev William Auguste Wilson||1879||1949|
|1943 - 1946||Rev Ambrose Ronald May||1908||1966|
|1947 - 1947||Rev L. Wolstenholer|
|1947 - 1952||Rev George Lysle Perry||1906||1985|
|1952 - 1953||Rev W. Beasley|
|1953 - 1958||Rev W. McSpedden|
|1958 - 1960||Rev R. Nicholls|
|1960 - 1974||Rev Thomas Henry Pickburn||1906||1993|
|1974 - 1977||Rev K. Edwards|
|1977 - 1988||Rev J. Bishop|
|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|
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.
1. Parish Churches Diocese of Wangaratta. SLT 724.509435 G35P
2. Cable Clergy Index
3. Organ Music Society of Sydney with permission.
4. St Lukes Yea Consecrated October 21 1984. LTP 283.9453 K57S