St John's Anglican Church - Former
St John's Anglican Church - Former 22-02-2019 -
St John's Anglican Church - Former 22-02-2019 -

St John's Anglican Church - Former

Merbein, VIC 3505

Church Information

Church Name: St John's Anglican Church - Former
Church Previous Name: St John the Evangelist Anglican Church
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 32 Box St, Merbein VIC 3505, Australia
Suburb: Merbein
State: VIC
Postcode: 3505
Foundation Stone Laid: 26-10-1919
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: + To the Glory of God + - and to - commemorate the Apostolate of - S. John - this stone was laid by The Right Rev - M H Maxwell-Cumbleton DD - Lord Bishop of Ballarat - 26 October 1919...Howard C Russell ~ Vicar

A stone tablet records: To the Glory of God. - In memory of the Fallen - of Two World Wars - This stone was laid by + Allen - Second Bishop of St Arnaud - on Sept 23rd 1956 - L T Newton~Hamilton , Rector.

Date Opened: 10-04-1921
Date Closed: unknown


The former St John's Anglican Church, Merbein property is now privately owned. It was built 1919/21 on land donated by Mr JJT Lever. The church building was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Maxwell-Cumbleton on 10/4/1921. It was consecrated on 30/6/1929 by Bishop James.

The foundation stone for the Memorial Hall was laid in September 1956.

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 19/2/2020.

For more of the St John's story See - The Church of St John the Evangelist, Merbein, Diocese of St Arnaud-Victoria: a short history, 1912-1961/ Compiled for tthe 40th anniversary of the dedication by L P G Smith. Libraries Australia ID 3927504. Not sighted.

Last Updated: Wednesday 19th February, 2020