St Paul's Anglican Church
St Paul's Anglican Church 08-04-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Paul's Anglican Church - Sunday School 08-04-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Paul's Anglican Church

Rushworth, VIC 3612

Church Information

Church Name: St Paul's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Nuggety Hill Rd, Rushworth VIC 3612, Australia
Suburb: Rushworth
State: VIC
Postcode: 3612
Foundation Stone Laid: 01-04-1869
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone of this building laid by Archbishop Perry on 1/4/1869.

A plaque on a stone beside the entrance records: Foundation stone laid - April 1st 1869 - Opened for services - October 9th 1870 - Consecrated - October 13th 1895.

A stone tablet on the Sunday School building records: Erected - 1902.

A heritage plaque records: St Paul's Anglican Church - This church was completed in 1870, replacing a small slab building further down the hill, which was used for religious services. The first baptism was held at the old church in 1867 by Bishop Charles Perry, Archbishop of Melbourne. Bishop Perry laid the new foundation stone on 1st April 1869, with the church completed 18 monts later. It took 25 years to finally pay for the building. The church was dedicated by Archdeacon Crawford of Bendigo. 

Date Opened: 09-10-1870
Date Closed: unknown


The St Paul's Anglican Church, Rushworth is part of the Parish of Shepparton and the Diocese of Wangaratta. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 1/5/2021.
Last Updated: Saturday 1st May, 2021