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Balaclava North VIC - St Margaret's Presbyterian


State: Victoria
Denomination: Presbyterian

Corner Hotham & Denman Streets Balaclava

GPS: -37.871008,144.999186 



History and Architecture:

In 1912, in order to ascertain to what extent the people of the district were desirous of having a Church in their midst, a house to house canvass was made by Rev. C. Stuart Ross, with the result that he was able to make a most encouraging and satisfactory report.*

At this stage, Mr. John Maclellan, a member of the Board of Management of St. George's, East St. Kilda, took an active interest in the matter, and through his liberal assistance arrangements were made for the purchase of the present site at the corner of Hotham Street and Denman Avenue, measuring 137 feet by 207 feet, at a cost of £1208.*

The Foundation stone was laid on 22 August 1953 by the Reverend Principal H McLean D.D. The Architect was K Murray Forster and the builder was R.E. Gyngell.


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1917 - 1924

Rev G. Carson

1924 - 1930

Rev E. Swann

1930 - 1935

Rev F. Chisholm

1936 - 1947

Rev A. Martin

1947 - 1958

Rev J. Symington

1959 -

Rev A. T. Stevens

2011 Rev Bob Thomas

* The list may not contain all serving Clergy

Extract*: St Margaret's Presbyterian Church 1916 - 1966 Jubilee. LTP 285.294511 B18S

Balaclava North VIC - St Margaret's Presbyterian