St Andrew's Anglican Church - Former
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St Andrew's Anglican Church - Former

Manangatang, VIC 3546

Church Information

Church Name: St Andrew's Anglican Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 43 Pioneer St, Manangatang VIC 3546, Australia
Suburb: Manangatang
State: VIC
Postcode: 3546
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A heritage plaque records: Anglican Church -  The first Anglican (Church of England) services were held in the Railway Station waiting room and at the primary school. - Local builder, WN Griffith & Son, built St Andrew's Church of England in 1929 with Archdeacon Morgan Payler dedicating the church on 30th November. Possibly 'attending' clergy provided service until 1936 when Rev Frederick Morton became the first known clergy. In the early days single clergy lived in rooms adjoining the church - On 8th September 1940, local people gathered in the Church of England for Commonwealth 'National Prayer' to mark the end of the second year of the World War II. - Declared a Parish in 1961, Manangatang is now part of the Parish of Robinvale-Manangatang. (Added 25/7/2022)

Date Opened: 30-11-1929
Date Closed: 00-00-2018


The former St Andrew's Anglican Church is now closed, and the property was sold on 2/3/2018. It was in the Diocese of Bendigo. 'My grandfather William Henry Griffin and son Phillip Aylin Griffin built St Andrew's Church of England in 1929, and it was dedicated on 30th November 1929.' No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 9/3/2018 & 21/6/2022.

 Additional historical information provided by Mrs Joan Morton - 8/8/2019.


Note: Photogaph attribution/source - By Mattinbgn (talk · contribs) - Own work, CC BY 3.0,

Last Updated: Tuesday 26th July, 2022