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Lake Tyers, VIC - St Johns Anglican

Lake Tyers, VIC - St Johns Anglican

Lake Tyers was an Aboriginal mission station established in 1861 when John Bulmer persuaded the Government to set aside 4,000 acres of land as a reserve for aboriginals. St Johns was dedicated by Canon Chase in 1870.

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Lang Lang, VIC - St John's Anglican

Lang Lang, VIC - St John's Anglican

Address: 10 Whitstable Street, , Lang Lang Victoria, 3984

The Lang Lang area was first known as Tobin Yallock. The first church was opened in 1874.

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Lang Lang, VIC - St John's Anglican

Lang Lang, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1959

Address: 6 Whitstable Street, , Lang Lang Victoria, 3984

The old church was transported from another site. A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by The Rt Rev David Arthur Garnsey M.A. Th. D. Fifth Bishop of Gippsland on 28th February 1959. Louis R Williams F.R.A.I.A. Architect - H.B. Kirby B.A. Thl Rector".

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Laura, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Laura, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1875

Address: 4 North Terrace, , Laura South Australia, 5480

The town of Laura was surveyed in 1871 and in August 1873, the church acquired Blocks 1 and 3 at £17 Ten Shillings each; portion of Block I is still retained, thereon being erected the Church of St. John and the Parish Hall. The first known church of England service in Laura was conducted by the Rev. Hartley Williams, a missionary from…

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Leeton, NSW - St John's Lutheran

Leeton, NSW - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1962

Address: Maiden Street, , Leeton New South Wales, 2705

Built of brick the church was opened on 8 July 1962.

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Lilydale, VIC - St John the Baptist Anglican

Lilydale, VIC - St John the Baptist Anglican

Year Built: 1886

Address: Corner Jones & Castella Streets, , Lilydale Victoria, 3140

Land for an Anglican church was purchased in February 1867 and construction commenced the following year. The first service in the completed building was held in October 1868. The memorial stone was laid by Baroness De Pury on 25 September 1886.

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Lismore, VIC - St John's Catholic

Lismore, VIC - St John's Catholic

Year Built: 1950

Address: High Street, , Lismore Victoria, 3324

The Foundation stone was laid by W.H Johnson Bishop of Ballarat 18 August 1950.

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Lyndoch, SA - St John's Lutheran

Lyndoch, SA - St John's Lutheran

Address: 3 Margaret Street, , Lyndoch South Australia, 5351

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Maitland, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Maitland, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1873

Address: Caroline Street, , Maitland South Australia, 5573

From 1873 church services were held at Ynoo at the Government well, in local homes and huts. The following year saw the church foundation stone laid on 8 December by Mrs S Rogers. A porch as Vestry were added in 1901. The church was upgraded and re built in 1976 when unique stained glass windows were added.

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Mansfield, VIC - St John's Anglican

Mansfield, VIC - St John's Anglican

Address: Corner Highett & Victoria Streets, , Mansfield Victoria, 3722

The Foundation stone for the original Church was laid on 5 September 1865 by Mr Alfred Chenery J.P. The first service was held in May of 1866. Consecration of the Church took place on 9 November 1887 and was performed by the Right Rev Bishop Filed Flowers Geo. The Parish Hall was approved for construction in 1906 and was to be of…

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Meningie, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Meningie, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1953

Address: Princes Highway, , Meningie South Australia, 5264

The Church was built in memory of Margaret H. Bowman (1953).

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Metung, VIC - St John's Anglican

Metung, VIC - St John's Anglican

Address: 39 Stirling Road, , Metung Victoria, 3904

A plaque on the Church wall reads, " St John's Metung first dedicated 1891 Consecrated for divine worship on this site by the Bishop of Melbourne Bishop Field Flowers Goe 11 November 1897. This plaque commemorates 100 years of service to the community. 16 November 1997".

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Minyip, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Minyip, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1889

Address: Corner Carroll & Church Street, , Minyip Victoria, 3392

The first church services were held in 1874 in Mr A. Prices home. A wooden church was erected the following year on land donated by Mr C Petering at Kirchham. The Church was originally located at Kirchheim and erected in 1889. In 1935 the church was moved to Minyip. Made of rectangular plan timber and weatherboard with pointed lancet…

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Molong, NSW - St John's Anglican

Molong, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1905

Address: 42 Edward Street, , Molong New South Wales, 2866

A Foundation stone reads in part, " This stone was laid A.M.D.G. by Mrs James Lee of Lappas ??? October ??? 1905".

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Moss Vale, NSW - St John's Anglican

Moss Vale, NSW - St John's Anglican

Address: Browley Street, , Moss Vale New South Wales, 2577

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Mount Compass, SA - St John's Lutheran

Mount Compass, SA - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1958

Address: School Road, , Mount Compass South Australia, 5210

The Foundation stone was laid on 14 September 1958.

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Mt Pleasant, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Mt Pleasant, SA - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1860

Address: 3241 Eden Valley Road, , Mount Pleasant South Australia, 5235

On 16th December 1859 the foundation of a new church was laid on a piece of land originally vested for the purpose in the names of the Lord Bishop, Charles James Cook and Henry Giles, both of Mount Pleasant and William Forrest and John Bennett, both of South Rhine. The walls of the building were completed by March 1860 and the church…

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Mudgee, NSW - St John the Baptist Anglican

Mudgee, NSW - St John the Baptist Anglican

Year Built: 1860

Address: 6 Church Street, , Mudgee New South Wales, 2850

The Church was built in 1860. Designed by colonial architects Weaver & Kemp, replacing an earlier church. In 1881 a warden of the church, Mr. R. White donated the Brindley & Forster Pipe Organ, a Sheffield steel bell and the bell tower. A restoration project included the restoration of the pipe organ with over 1600 pipes, the repair of…

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Murray Bridge, SA - St John the Baptist Anglican

Murray Bridge, SA - St John the Baptist Anglican

Year Built: 1887

Address: Mannum Road, , Murray Bridge South Australia, 5254

In 1884 Anglicans held services at the newly-opened Bridge-port Hotel. Their first Church, the Church of St. John the Baptist,was built in 1887 at a cost of £434-l0-0. It is a plain, small limestone building with an unfinished porch. For several years it was under the control of the River Murray Mission, which also used a steamboat…

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Murtoa, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Murtoa, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1965

Address: Corner Duncan & Degenhardt Streets, , Murtoa Victoria, 3390

The Murtoa congregation was organized by Pastor Schoknecht in 1874, on Pentecost Monday. The first services were held in the house of Bro. E. Habel. Soon, however, the building of a church was taken in hand. "The Kirchenbote" of 1875, contains a correspondence, dated June 3, 1875, in which the dedication is reported. The church was built…

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Nagambie, VIC - St John's Anglican

Nagambie, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1883

Address: High Street, , Nagambie Victoria, 3608

St. John's Church was commenced in 1883, opened for worship on the 8th April 1883, and consecreated in 1887. Services had been conducted in Nagambie as early as 1874 in the Mechanics Institute and also in the home of Mrs Way. The Church was built in a red brick with two curious features of the building being the non alignment of the…

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Naracoorte, SA - St John's Lutheran

Naracoorte, SA - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1952

Address: 1 Magarey Crescent, , Naracoorte South Australia, 5271

The Foundation stone was laid on 23 November 1952 by Rev J.F. Hansen.

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Narrandera, NSW - St John's Uniting

Narrandera, NSW - St John's Uniting

Year Built: 1907

Address: Douglas Street, , Narrandera New South Wales, 2700

Formerly a Presbyterian church the foundation stone was laid on 4 April 1907. A donation of £3,000 guineas was made by Sir Samuel McCaughey MLC towards the construction of the church. The church was opened on 28 February 1908. The Church was designed by Melbourne architects, Campbell and Kernot, and built between 1907 and 1908 by W and…

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Natimuk, VIC - St John's Catholic (former)

Natimuk, VIC - St John's Catholic (former)

Year Built: 1915

Address: Main Street, , Natimuk Victoria, 3409

Church now closed. The first mass was held in Ryan's home and later at the local Hotel, Mechanics Institute and State School. A church was opened in 1889 and this church was built in 1915.

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New Town, TAS - St John's Anglican

New Town, TAS - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1834

Address: St John's Avenue, , New Town Tasmania, 7008

The initiative for the erection of St John's Church, the oldest church still in use for worship at Hobart, was taken by the Lieutenant - Governor, Colonel George Arthur. He stated that he and other gentlemen would subscribe towards the cost of the building. Built between 1834 and 1835 this neo Gothic church was designed by Colonial…

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North Geelong, VIC - St John the Evangelist Catholic

North Geelong, VIC - St John the Evangelist Catholic

Year Built: 1935

Address: 19 St David Street, , North Geelong Victoria, 3215

The Church was opened on 15 December 1935 by his Grace the most Reverend Daniel Mannix Archbishop of Melbourne.

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Numurkah, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Numurkah, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Year Built: 1902

Address: 16 Tocumwal Road, , Numurkah Victoria, 3636

A Foundation stone reads, " St John Bts Church This stone was laid by the Right Revd S Reville O.S.A. Bishop of Sandhurst 23rd March 1902 Jas P.M. Carthy C.C. John A Clarke Architect John C Duncan Contractor".

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Orange, NSW - St John's Uniting

Orange, NSW - St John's Uniting

Address: 19 Sale Street, , Orange New South Wales, 2800

A Foundation stone on the Church Hall reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was laid by the Rev John C. McDonald M.A. 29th Sept 1923".

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Perth, WA - St John's Lutheran

Perth, WA - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1936

Address: 16 Aberdeen Street, , Perth Western Australia, 6000

In 1936, a church large enough to seat 100 people was erected. The exterior stone came from Darlington in the Perth hills.

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Portarlington, VIC - St John's Anglican

Portarlington, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1883

Address: Corner Brown & Fenwick Streets, , Portarlington Victoria, 3223

A meeting of local residents in the Portarlington Mill in 1874 eventually resulted in plans being produced seven years later for a wooden church building when Mr James Austin gave the church half an acre. In September of 1883 the Foundation stone of the new Church of England (now Anglican) was laid by Rev H.B. Macartney D.D. Dean of…

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Richmond, TAS - St John the Evangelist Catholic

Richmond, TAS - St John the Evangelist Catholic

Year Built: 1837

Address: 29 St Johns Circuit, , Richmond Tasmania, 7025

St John's Church can be traced back to Australia's first Catholic bishop, John Polding who visited Van Diemen's Land, as Tasmania was then known, in 1835. He visited the Richmond area pledging to erect a church of behalf of the local Catholics. A local by the name of John Cassidy gave land for church building purposes. The church…

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Riddells Creek, VIC - St John's Anglican

Riddells Creek, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1864

Address: Mahoney's Road, , Riddells Creek Victoria, 3431

First services were held in the tent town south of the current location of the town. The first church was opened in 1864 and this was moved to its present site in 1858. A new church was opened in 1926 on land donated by John Carre Riddell who had a large land holding in the area.

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Sale, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Sale, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Address: 129 Dawson Street, , Sale Victoria, 3850

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Salisbury, SA - St John's Anglican

Salisbury, SA - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1850

Address: Church Street, , Salisbury South Australia, 5108

John Harvey transferred an acre of Section 2191 between Lots 82 and 85 over to the Bishop of Adelaide in November 1850. The "original" St John's has an uncertain. Inscribed above the door is the date 1846. This date is often contested, as the land was not given to the church until 1850. The foundation stone was laid in 1858. It was not…

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Snug, TAS - St John's Anglican

Snug, TAS - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1969

Address: Frost Street, , Snug Tasmania, 7054

In 1927 the Church was built and was dedicated in April 1927 having cost £400. In 1967 St. John's was burnt down in disasterous bush fires. In 1969 the new brick modern design was constructed in April. The church cost $28,000 and was designed by Harry Oldmeadow. It has a cross of burnt timber. The Church is now closed.

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Sorrento, VIC - St John's Anglican

Sorrento, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1874

Address: Point Nepean Road, , Sorrento Victoria, 3943

St John's Church of England, Nepean Highway, Sorrento, was commenced in 1874, the transepts being added in 1889 and the chancel during 1908-11. The small limestone Church is conventionally planned with an apsidal east end. Walls are of random coursed masonry with rendered parapet, buttress cappings and plinth (probably later) and a slate…

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Springton, SA - St John's Lutheran

Springton, SA - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1859

Address: Hamilton's Road, , Springton South Australia, 5235

Originally called Black Springs, Springton requested its first pastor in 1859 after the first arrivals came to the area in 1855. Pastor Hensel from the Blumberg parish was to conduct the first services for the community at a cost of £20.00 and 15 bushels of wheat per year. George Fife Angus donated four acres of land for a church…

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Tanunda, SA - St John's Lutheran

Tanunda, SA - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1860

Address: 11 Jane Place, , Tanunda South Australia, 5352

Due to a rift in Pastor Kavel's congregation, fifty-four members of the Langmeil Church formed their own congregation in 1860. They later bought and renovated a store which became Church and later manse. Present Church dedicated 1868. Bells donated in 1887, the larger of which is still rung at sun down on Saturday evening. Also of…

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Tea Tree Gully, SA - St John's Lutheran

Tea Tree Gully, SA - St John's Lutheran

Address: 182 Hancock Road, , Tea Tree Gully South Australia, 5091

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Toorak, VIC - St John's Anglican

Toorak, VIC - St John's Anglican

Address: 86 Clendon Road, , Toorak Victoria, 3142

The first permanent Anglican Church to be erected in the area was, however, Christ Church South Yarra, the land for which was allotted in 1854 on the present site on the corners of Punt Rd and Toorak Rd. Residents of Toorak, including the Governor, initially travelled to Christ Church to attend church services, a distance of more than 2…

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