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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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Robertson, NSW - St John's Anglican

Robertson, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1876

Address: 64 Hoddle Street, , Robertson New South Wales, 2577

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God this stone was set by John Missingham 28 . 2. 40". A further foundation stone reads, " St John's Church AD 1876". The Church was opened in December of that year.

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Ross TAS - St John's Anglican (Former)

Ross TAS - St John's Anglican (Former)

Year Built: 1869

Address: 11 Church Street, , Ross Tasmania, 7209

In 1832 both Ross and Campbell Town applied for government help to build a church, and the Rev. William Bedford Jr. was appointed to take charge, building himself a home, Howley Lodge at Campbell Town. The first plans had been too ambitious and had to be scaled down, Charles Atkinson was allowed a carpenter and two sawyers by the…

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Rupanyup, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic (Former)

Rupanyup, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic (Former)

Address: 8 Frayne Avenue, , Rupanyup Victoria, 3388

From the Rupanyup Spectator, On Sunday last the new Roman Catholic Church at Rupanyup was formally opened and blessed by His Lordship the Bishop of Ballarat (Doctor Higgins), this being his first visit to this portion of the diocese. At 8.30 a.m. Mass was celebrated by the Bishop, at which there was a good attendance, but at 11…

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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 history. 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…

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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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Soldiers Hill, VIC - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Soldiers Hill, VIC - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1865

Address: 607 Armstrong Street N, , Soldiers Hill Victoria, 3350

A meeting of interested persons was held at the Olive Branch Hotel 6 December 1861 to discuss the formation of a church. A further meeting was held at the North Star Hotel on 24 September 1862 to canvas more funds. During this time services were held in a tent on the Lydiard Street site.* The foundation stone was laid on 15 March 1864…

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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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South Townsville, QLD - St John's Anglican

South Townsville, QLD - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1907

Address: 32 Macrossan Street, , South Townsville Queensland, 4810

A historical marker at the front of the Church reads, "The first church in South Townsville was built on this site around 1886. However, it was destroyed by cyclone Sigma in 1896. It was rebuilt, but again demolished by cyclone Leonta in 1903". Church services were held in Mindham's Hall. The present St John's Church, built in 1907,…

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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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Streatham, VIC - St John's Uniting

Streatham, VIC - St John's Uniting

Year Built: 1875

Address: 38 Campbell Street, , Streatham Victoria, 3351

The Church was built in 1875. Badly burnt in 1977, and was restored and rededicated in 1980. Of Early English Gothic design its a four bay, bluestone church with spire capped tower. The Architect was possibly H S Saville. Walls are constructed in random-coursed bluestone with lighter coloured stone dressings and a slate roof.

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Surat, QLD - St John's Anglican

Surat, QLD - St John's Anglican

Address: 27 Cordelia Street, , Surat Queensland, 4417

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Tamworth, NSW - St John's Anglican

Tamworth, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1881

Address: 102 Cathage Street, , Tamworth New South Wales, 2340

The Church was opened by Bishop James Turner, the Bishop of Grafton and Armidale, on Sunday 13 February 1881.

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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

Year Built: 1860

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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Towrang, NSW - St John's Anglican

Towrang, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1928

Address: 492 Towrang Road, , Towrang New South Wales, 2580

Prior to building of the first church services were held in a room ajoining the store. In 1905 Mr Edward Johnson gave an acre of gorund for the site of a Church. The Committee then purchased an additional half acre and a wooden church was built. The building by 1928 was in a dangerous condition so the old church was demolished and a new…

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Trafalgar, VIC - St John's Catholic

Trafalgar, VIC - St John's Catholic

Address: 56 Waterloo Road, , Trafalgar Victoria, 3824

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Unley, SA - St John's Lutheran

Unley, SA - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1958

Address: 15 Marlborough Street, , Unley South Australia, 5061

The Foundation stone was laid on 23 March 1958.

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Urall, NSW - St John's Anglican

Urall, NSW - St John's Anglican

Address: 12 Park Street, , Uralla New South Wales, 2358

A plaque reads, " This Bell is presented to St John's Church Uralla by Charles R. Blaxland of Wollun, in affectionate remembrance of his late wife Fanny Blaxland (nee Fanny Marsh) of Salisbury Court Uralla, 1921".

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Wagga Wagga, NSW - St John's Evangelist Anglican

Wagga Wagga, NSW - St John's Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1858

Address: Church Street, , Wagga Wagga New South Wales, 2650

Anglican Church services began in Wagga in 1839. In 1855 it became a separate Parish, and in 1858 it was decided to proceed with the construction of the first church. The Church of St John the Evangelist was commenced in 1859 on land granted to the church by the Colonial Government of NSW on Church Hill, a high point on the Murrumbidgee…

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Wahroonga, NSW - St John's Uniting

Wahroonga, NSW - St John's Uniting

Year Built: 1929

Address: 13 Stuart Street, , Wahroonga New South Wales, 2076

The first church building on the site was an Amusement Hall purchased for A£1,000 in 1898 which was a brick building capable of holding 150 people. It came with an acre of land. The foundation stone of the new church was laid by the then Governor of NSW, Sir Dudley de Chair in 1929 and the first service held therein on 26 April 1930.…

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Wangaratta, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Wangaratta, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1953

Address: 3 Orwell Street, , Wangaratta Victoria, 3677

The beginnings of the church were under the auspices of the (ELCA) and the UELCA). The first divine service was held of the U.L.C.A. was conducted on Monday 7 August 1933 in the home of Mr and Mrs K.J. Lieschke and the service was conducted by Pastor J.T.P. Stolz. Services continued to be held in private homes and the Masonic Lodge…

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Warren, NSW - St John the Baptist Anglican

Warren, NSW - St John the Baptist Anglican

Address: 31 Lawson Street, , Warren New South Wales, 2824

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Warrnambool, VIC - St John's Presbyterian

Warrnambool, VIC - St John's Presbyterian

Address: Spence Street, , Warrnambool Victoria, 3280

The Church was built of local sandstone and dedicated in July, 1875. The architect was Andrew Kerr and the cost of the building was £4,330. The church was enlarged in 1885 with transepts being added. It features a memorial plaque to the shipwreck Enterprise. The church was destroyed by fire in 1920 but was rebuilt by 1922.

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Wasleys, SA - St John's Lutheran
Wellington, NSW - St John the Baptist Anglican

Wellington, NSW - St John the Baptist Anglican

Year Built: 1867

Address: 43 Warne Street, , Wellington New South Wales, 2820

The foundation stone of the church was laid on April 7 1867.

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Welshpool, VIC - St John's Uniting (Former)

Welshpool, VIC - St John's Uniting (Former)

Address: 5990 Gippsland Highway, , Welshpool Victoria, 3966

The Church was sold in 2015. Currently in private hands.

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Wentworth, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Wentworth, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1871

Address: 88 Darling Street, , Wentworth New South Wales, 2648

The Parish of Wentworth was formed in 1871 and Reverend William Cocks organised the building of the Church (believed to be based on an English structure). The materials were brought to the site by barge, although locally made bricks were also used in the construction. It was designed by Reverend A. D. Soares of Queanheyan and built in…

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Whitton, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Whitton, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1890

Address: Melbergin Street, , Whitton New South Wales, 2705

The Church was first established in 1885 and the current church was built around 1890 to 1891.

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Winchelsea, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Winchelsea, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Year Built: 1892

Address: Corner Mercer & Harding Streets, , Winchelsea Victoria, 3241

As early as 1842, Catholic pioneers living in the isolated and sparsely settled Western District of Victoria received occasional visits from a priest, to minister to their spiritual needs. He was Fr Michael Stephens O.S.A. who moved to Geelong in September that year. As far back as 1855, Dean Fitzpatrick V.G. had applied for a grant of…

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Wishart, QLD - St John's Anglican

Wishart, QLD - St John's Anglican

Address: 10 Greenwood Street, , Wishart Queensland, 4122

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Wodonga, VIC - St John's Anglican

Wodonga, VIC - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1965

Address: 225 Beechworth Road, , Wodonga Victoria, 3690

The church was relocated to its present position and renamed St John’s and a dedication Service was held on 6th November 1965.

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Wodonga, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Wodonga, VIC - St John's Lutheran

Year Built: 1875

Address: 14 Havelock Street, , Wodonga Victoria, 3690

The first Lutheran Church built in Wodonga was dedicated in 1875. This building was used for approximately 90 years until it was demolished and replaced by a temporary building and then the current church which was dedicated in 1978. The Ovens and Murray Advertiser on 4th August 1874 reported "The Rev. Goessling pastor of the German…

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Wollombi, NSW - St John's Anglican

Wollombi, NSW - St John's Anglican

Year Built: 1864

Address: 2985 Paynes Crossing Road, , Wollombi New South Wales, 2325

The Foundation stone was laid on 22 July 1846 by Rev R.T. Bolton. The church was consecrated on 15 February 1849 by the Right Reverend William Tyrell first Lord Bishop of Newcastle. It was designed by Edmund Blacket and built from 1846 to 1864. The church was constructed in sandstone in the Gothic tradition. The main body of the church…

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Wollomombi, NSW - St John's Presbyterian

Wollomombi, NSW - St John's Presbyterian

Address: 78 Wollomombi Village Road, , Wollomombi New South Wales, 2350

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Wondunna, QLD - St John's Anglican

Wondunna, QLD - St John's Anglican

Address: Doolong Road, , Wondunna Queensland, 4655

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Young, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Young, NSW - St John the Evangelist Anglican

Year Built: 1893

Address: Cloete Street, , Young New South Wales, 2594

The Church was built in 1893 to the design of Arthur Blacket in late 13th Century Gothic style. This the second church on the site, the first being in memory of Police Captain John Wilkie who died in a fall from his horse in 1862 – his widow Margaret raised funds to build a church here in 1865. A Foundation stone was laid on 26…

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