St Mary's Anglican Church
St Mary's Anglican Church 08-02-2019 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Mary's Anglican Church + Hall 08-02-2019 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Mary's Anglican Church

Woodend, VIC 3442

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 15 Buckland St, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia
Suburb: Woodend
State: VIC
Postcode: 3442
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A stone tablet records: A M D G - This church was built in 1864 - and was completed in 1929 - Rector - Rev Canon W A Poulton RD - Bishop - Right Rev Donald Baker DD.

A second stone tablet records: This tower - was consecrated - on 28th Sept 1941. By - Rt Rev G T Ashton DD - Rector Rev G R Miles Th L..

A memorial seat records: [one end] For King & Country - Sgt John Hunter Goldie - beloved son of - Alexander & Caroline - Goldie - Born ~ 4th Sept 1919 - Died ~ 14th Feb 1942 - Buried at Lossiemouth - Scotland  AND [other end] "In love of home - The love of country - has its rise" - Dickens.

Numerous other plaques are attached within the property.

Date Opened: 00-00-1864
Date Closed: unknown


The St Mary's Anglican Church, Woodend is part of the Parish of Woodend-Trentham and the Diocese of Bendigo. St Mary's Anglican Church, Woodend began in a small wooden building in 1859. "By 1864 a decision was made to replace it with a more substantial bluestone building built in a Gothic architectural style.  The church was then added to in stages as funds became available.  The first tower was built in 1898 followed by the second taller tower known as the 'Peace Tower' in 1929 and finally the vestry was added in 1903." (Church Website -

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 11/2/2019.

For more of the St Mary's story see - "Walls Two Feet Thick" by Janet Hawkins. Not sighted.





Last Updated: Monday 18th April, 2022