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Adelaide, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Adelaide, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1839

Address: 14 St John Street, , Adelaide South Australia, 5000

The land on which the church is built was donated by Osmond Gillies to the Church of England. The Foundation stone was laid on 19 October 1839 by Lieutenant Colonel George Gawler, Governor of the Province. The church was opened on Sunday, 24th October, 1841 by the Rev C.B. Howard assisted by the Rev Jas. Farrell. In 1886 the original…

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Alexandra, VIC - St John's Anglican

Alexandra, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1937

Address: 39 Downey Street, , Alexandra Victoria, 3714

The first church of St John's in Alexandra was built in 1868 and is now the parish ahll. The building was moved from a more southerly site in town to the present position in 1938. The Foundation stone of the current church was laid by Reverend Douglas Blake on 18 November 1937. The present church is of reinforced concrete designed by…

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Alpha, QLD - St John the Evangelist Catholic

Alpha, QLD - St John the Evangelist Catholic

Address: 23 Dryden Street, , Alpha Queensland, 4724

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Annerley, QLD - St John's Presbyterian

Annerley, QLD - St John's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1929

Address: 33 King Street, , Annerley Queensland, 4103

The first church was built in 1886 at a cost of £150 and their second church in 1929 at a cost of £3,500. Brisbane architect, George Trotter, who was also a member of the congregation, designed the second church.

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Apsley, TAS - St John the Evangelist

Apsley, TAS - St John the Evangelist

Year Built: 1892

Address: 1404 Lower Marshes Road, , Apsley Tasmania, 7030

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Ashfield, NSW - St John's Anglican

Ashfield, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1843

Address: 81 Alt Street, , Ashfield New South Wales, 2131

The foundation stone of a church was laid by Bishop Broughton in 1840, but problems with brickwork resulted in Edmund Blacket being called in and the church being re-erected under his direction. The first section was completed in 1843 and consecrated in 1845. The third Rector, the Revd. Fred Wilkinson, carved the reredos and screen to…

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Asquitch, NSW - St John's Anglican

Asquitch, NSW - St John's Anglican

Address: 6 Royston Parade, , Asquith New South Wales, 2077

The foundation stone for the first St John's Anglican Church was laid by Mrs. George (Emily) Pile on 23rd July 1921. The completed church was dedicated by Archbishop Wright in April 1923. A full history can be viewed here.

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Auburn, NSW - St John of God Catholic

Auburn, NSW - St John of God Catholic

Year Built: 1915

Address: 2 Alice Street, , Auburn New South Wales, 2144

The Church was built in 1915 in the Federation style. A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. Blessed and laid by Michael Archbishop of Sydney April 9th 1916".

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Auburn, SA - St John's Anglican

Auburn, SA - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1862

Address: 17 St Vincent Street, , Auburn South Australia, 5451

A Gothic Revival church constructed form Auburn bluestone with quoins and dressings of Watervale sandstone it was built by Pike and Dale in 1862. Joseph Meller and James Scott cut the stone and Joseph Jones was one of the stone masons employed on this project. The roof is of Welsh slate while the steps are of Mintaro slate. The Hall…

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Auburn, SA - St John's Lutheran

Auburn, SA - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1860

Address: Curling Street, , Auburn South Australia, 5451

The Church was formerly a primitive Methodist church. Made of stone with bluestone quoins and dressings it was built by Joseph Meller in 1869 on part of an Aboriginal corroboree ground. After church union it was used as a Sunday school then sold in 1889 to the Orange Lodge a protestant group of Irish background. Purchased in 1927 by…

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Avoca, VIC - St John the Devine Anglican

Avoca, VIC - St John the Devine Anglican

Address: Corner Russell & Barnett Streets, , Avoca Victoria, 3467

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Bairnsdale, VIC - St John the Baptist Anglican

Bairnsdale, VIC - St John the Baptist Anglican

Year Built: 1884

Address: 9 Francis Street, , Bairnsdale Victoria, 3875

In May 1866 tenders were called for the erection of a church and the contract was won by Barry and Sons of Sale. The foundation stone was laid by John Davison Smith of "Lindenow" on 9 October 1866. The Church was established in 1867. A subsequent Church was erected in 1884. The Architect was J. Ibler and the builder was W. J. Yates.…

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Ballan, VIC - St John's Anglican

Ballan, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1862

Address: 56 Simpson Street, , Ballan Victoria, 3342

Built in 1862 and consecrated in 1879 of locally mined bluestone, this typically Gothic church, which has seating capacity of 150, originally featured a high pitched roof of slate, that was replaced with terra cotta tiles in the 1950s. At the same time the original concrete floor was replaced with Tasmanian hardwood. An entrance porch was…

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Ballarat Central, VIC - Ebenezer St John's Presbyterian

Ballarat Central, VIC - Ebenezer St John's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1857

Address: 212 Armstrong Street, , Ballarat Central Victoria, 3350

The Ebenezer Presbyterian Church was born out of the early missionary work of the Presbyterian Church in the gold rush that followed the first “Gold Find” in 1851. On Sunday 16th February 1857, Rev James Ballantyne of the United Presbyterian Church conducted a temperance mission in Ballarat East. In 1978 the congregation from St Johns…

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Ballarat, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Ballarat, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1876

Address: 203 Doveton Street, , Ballarat Victoria, 3350

Built in 1876 the Architect was Henry Richard Caselli.

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Bannockburn, VIC - St John the Evanglist Catholic

Bannockburn, VIC - St John the Evanglist Catholic

Year Built: 1901

Address: Corner High Street & Milton Road, , Bannockburn Victoria, 3331

The site for St John's was selected in July 1900 by Archpriest McKenna from St Mary's, Geelong and had formerly been owned by R. Phillip. A tender from J.C. Taylor & Sons was accepted in October 1900 and the church was constructed at a cost of 437 pounds. The church opened early in April 1901 with the first mass conducted by the Rev.…

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Bannockburn, VIC - St John's Anglican

Bannockburn, VIC - St John's Anglican

Address: 23 Byron Street, , Bannockburn Victoria, 3331

On July 13th 1878 tenders were called for the construction of a timber building measuring 25ft by 18ft with wood paling roof. The church was built on gazetted land in Byron Street with the Rev Robert Shackleton as vicar and opened later in 1878.

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Barham, NSW - St John's Anglican

Barham, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1956

Address: 27 Niemur Street, , Barham New South Wales, 2732

A Foundation stone reads, " AMDG This Foundation stone of St John the Evangelist was laid by the Right Reverend the Bishop of Riverena 11th March 1956". A wall plaque reads, " In Memory of their ministry in this Parish Canon Julius Courteen Stonehouse 1953 - 1985, Archdeacon David Richard Bond 1996 - 2016, Well done good & faithfull…

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Bears Laggon, VIC - St John's Anglican
Beaufort, VIC - St John the Baptist Anglican

Beaufort, VIC - St John the Baptist Anglican

Year Built: 1957

Address: Hill Street, , Beaufort Victoria, 3373

An earlier church was opened in November 1868 to the design of the Ballarat architect H.R. Caselli, costing more than £900.00. The foundation stone of the present church, designed by Ballarat diocesan architect G.S. Richards, was laid in April 1957. It was constructed in cream brick in a refined Gothic style: there is a small tower at…

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Beaufort, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Beaufort, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Address: Leichardt Street, , Beaufort Victoria, 3373

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Beecroft, NSW - St John's Anglican

Beecroft, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1907

Initially a site on the southern corner of Beecroft Road and Hannah Street was purchased, architectural plans of William Coward were accepted and building by Hart & Sons of Parramatta of a small timber church was completed. Later due to the growth of the Church it was decided to purchase a new site, and the larger present site was…

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Bega, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Bega, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1874

Address: 12 Church Street, , Bega New South Wales, 2550

The first ministrations of the Church on the South Coast, were rendered by the Rev. William George Nott, in 1842, who worked for some months in the "District of Maneroo, beyond the limits of location." When in 1843 the Rev. E. G. Pryce was appointed, his charge comprised the whole of the Monaro and South Coast, and beyond, too, for there…

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Belair, SA - St John's Anglican

Belair, SA - St John's Anglican

Address: Sheoak Road, , Belair South Australia, 5052

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Belair, SA - St John's School Chapel Anglican

Belair, SA - St John's School Chapel Anglican

Year Built: 1898

Address: James Road, , Belair South Australia, 5052

The foundation stone was laid on 24 September 1898 by the Bishop of the Diocese.

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Bendigo, VIC - St John's Presbyterian

Bendigo, VIC - St John's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1890

Address: 35 - 41 Forest Street, , Bendigo Victoria, 3550

St. John's Presbyterian Church was opened in 1874 and located in Forest Street near the Barnard Street. By 1885 the Church was destroyed by fire. A new Church building was opened in 1897 on the same site. A Foundation stone was laid in November 1858 by Rev L.D. Bevan. In 1949 plans were prepared for the demolition of the church and…

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Bentleigh, VIC - St John's Anglican

Bentleigh, VIC - St John's Anglican

Address: Corner Tucker & Centre Roads, , Bentleigh Victoria, 3204

The land for the church's current location was granted by Mr John Matthew Smith. The original church building was beset by poor workmanship and delays. The foundation stone was laid by Mr W.R. Looker J.P. on Monday 11th October 1872. The new Church under the charge of the Rev. William Singleton of Cheltenham, was opened in June by the…

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Berrigan, NSW - St John's Presbyterian

Berrigan, NSW - St John's Presbyterian

Address: 5 Davis Street, , Berrigan New South Wales, 2712

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Berserker, QLD - St John's Anglican

Berserker, QLD - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1912

Address: 278 Ford Street, , Berserker Queensland, 4701

The Church is a small Gothic style timber building and is heritage-listed. It was built in 1912. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 5 August 2003. The site of St John's Mission Church was purchased in 1891 by Edward Costello.

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Biggenden, QLD - St John's Anglican

Biggenden, QLD - St John's Anglican

Address: 45 Edward Street, , Biggenden Queensland, 4621

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Birchgrove, NSW - St John the Evangelist

Birchgrove, NSW - St John the Evangelist

Address: Cnr Birchgrove Road & Spring Street, , Birchgrove New South Wales, 2041

A wall plaque inside the church reads, " This porch was built to the Glory of God and in memory of his servant Arthur George Rix a faithful preacher and Rector of this parish for twenty five years. Died 2nd April 1953 His Word do Follow him Unveiled by the Honorary K.W. Street Chief Justice of NSW Dedicated by the the Most Revd H.W.K.…

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Blackburn, VIC - St John's Anglican

Blackburn, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1890

Address: 5 Queens Street, , Blackburn Victoria, 3130

The Government granted land in 1861 to the Church of England in Bedford Street - an area which stretched From the present Bedford Street, Box Hill to Canterbury Road, then called Delaney's Road. Charles Bedford was Secretary to the Vestry of the local Church of England for many years. The Bedford Road Church was a brick building also used…

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Boorowa, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Boorowa, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1861

Address: 38 Queen Street, , Boorowa New South Wales, 2586

The Church was established in 1861. Plaque inside gate reads, In Memory of the Soldier Sons of the Church in the Parish, Who gave their lives in The Great War 1914-1918. Their names are inscribed on the Lamp of Remembrance, given by their Comrades.

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Branxton, NSW - St John's Anglican

Branxton, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1879

Address: 45 Cessnock Road, , Branxton New South Wales, 2335

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Brisbane, QLD - St John's Anglican Cathedral

Brisbane, QLD - St John's Anglican Cathedral

Year Built: 1909

Address: 373 Ann Stret, , Brisbane Queensland, 4000

St John's Cathedral is unique in Australia as the completion of the building design was achieved through collaboration between clergy, stonemasons and architects over a period of almost 100 years, as with Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals in the Middle Ages and, more recently, 20th-century cathedrals such as Liverpool Cathedral in England.…

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Brunswick West, VIC - St John's Anglican

Brunswick West, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1930

Address: 494 Victoria Street, , Brunswick West Victoria, 3055

A Foundation stone reads, "To the Glory of God This stone was laid by the Most Reverend Frederick Waldegrave Head B.D. Archbishop of Melbourne 1st February 1930 Louise Williams & Cockrell Architects".

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Buckland, TAS - St John the Baptist Anglican

Buckland, TAS - St John the Baptist Anglican

Address: 1 Duke Street, , Buckland Tasmania, 7190

On 22nd March, 1846, Mr. Cox conducted the first Service in the Buckland Parish, and the only place in which it could be held was the local Police Station. as conducting his Services in a solid little stone Sunday School, and as if this were not enough, the foundation stone had been laid of a Church, which was in later years to be known…

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Bundaberg, QLD - St John's Lutheran

Bundaberg, QLD - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1960

Address: 30 George Street, , Bundaberg Queensland, 4670

Lutheranism in Bundaberg was established in 1873. Lutheran Pastor Carl Hellmuth of Maryborough visited Bundaberg to preach, administer Holy Communion, and baptise - the first formal Lutheran services in Bundaberg. In 1877 monthly services commenced in a shop in Bundaberg and in 1882 Bundaberg's first Lutheran church was built in Tanitha…

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Bungaree, VIC - St John's Anglican

Bungaree, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1869

Address: 335 Bungaree Wallace Road, , Bungaree Victoria, 3352

A meeting of locals was held in November of 1865 and the committee decided to purchase land where todays church is located. The first church service was held at Mr Benham's home on 6 January 1867. In April, 1866 it was proposed that the church be of stone, 25 feet by 40 feet with a hardwood floor and shingle roof. The walls to be 18…

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Burleigh Heads, QLD - St John's Anglican

Burleigh Heads, QLD - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1961

Address: 14 Park Avenue, , Burleigh Heads Queensland, 4220

A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. And in memory of those who gave their lives to preserve our freedom this stone was set by Reginald Archbishop of Brisbane on 29th July 1961. R.F. Ranwell Rector".

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