St Mark's Anglican Church
St Mark's Anglican Church 03-11-2017 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Mark's Anglican Church 03-11-2017 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Mark's Anglican Church

Templestowe Lower, VIC 3107

Church Information

Church Name: St Mark's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: High St & Dellfield Dr, Templestowe Lower VIC 3107, Australia
Suburb: Templestowe Lower
State: VIC
Postcode: 3107
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: To the Glory of God - this parish Church of Saint Mark - was consecrated by - The Most Reverend - Keith Rayner AO Ph D Th D - Archbishop of Melbourne - 13th September 1992.

A plaque records: This stained glass window is - dedicated to the Glory of God - and in loving memory of - William James Joseph Fallon - remembered for his leadership - his love and his fellowship - A gift from Lorna, Meredith & Mark - Geoffrey, Vicki & Jarrod - 19.11.1919 ~ 12.4.1998.

A plaque records: This window and - Memorial Garden Cross - are dedicated to the glory of God - and in loving memory of - David Lea Moore - Jones - 19.2.1940 ~ 28.9.1990 - Organist of this church 1968 ~ 1990 - Choir Master 1982 ~ 1988 - The gift of Resemary, Tim and Cathy.

A plaque on the lecturn records: The gift of - William Hodgson - in loving memory - of his mother - Ellen Hodgson - 1863 ~ 1949.

Date Opened: 30-03-1975
Date Closed: unknown


St Mark's Anglican Church, Templestowe is part of the Parish of Templestowe and the Diocese of Melbourne.

In 1854 Church of England services were held in a school building located on the corner of High Street and Foote Street. The school was formally licensed as a place of worship in 1871.

A new wooden church was erected and opened on 8/11/1900, on land purchased on the corner of Glendale Avenue and Foote Street. The name 'Christ Church' was used from about 1903.

The last service was held in the Christ Church building on Good Friday 28/3/1975. The original Christ Church building is now used by another organisation in Lower Plenty.

The first service in the new church building constructed on the corner of High Street and Dellfield Drive, was held on Easter Sunday 30/3/1975. The new church was named St Mark's.

St Mark's celebrated its 40th anniversary on 25/4/2015. (see for fuller story).

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 3/11/2017.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Ottre - Own work, Public Domain,
Last Updated: Tuesday 6th September, 2022