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Christ Church Anglican Church

Little River, VIC 3211

Church Information

Church Name: Christ Church Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: St James' Church of England
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 48-50 Rothwell Rd, Little River VIC 3211, Australia
Suburb: Little River
State: VIC
Postcode: 3211
Foundation Stone Laid: 13-06-1877
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The cornerstone was laid on 13/6/1877. The text on the cornestone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: This plaque commemorates the erection on this site of - Christ Church (formerly St James, Wurdi-You Yangs) - Consecrated 22nd December, 1893 - By Lord Bishop Field Flowers Goe - Wardens: Ivan Fairchild, Jenny Cunningham, Gerry Green - The Rt Rev'd Paul White - Bishop, Western Region, Vicar: Rev"d Elaine Ryan - Sunday 19th November, 2006.

Date Opened: 16-12-1877
Date Closed: unknown


The Christ Church Anglican Church, Little River functions in conjunction with Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lara (see separate entry - 3212). It is part of the Parish of Lara with Little River and the Diocese of Melbourne. The first service of the Anglican's of Little River was held in the You Yangs Parsonage in 1857. Their bluestone church being opened on 16/12/1877, at Little River-Ropley Road and then known as St James'. In 1890 the congregation decided to move the church building (stone by stone) to its present site in town. The relocated church building was re-named, Christ Church and consecrated by Bishop Goe on 22/12/1893. The building suffered some damage from the 1985 bushfires. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 27/3/2022.
Last Updated: Monday 28th March, 2022