St James' Memorial Anglican Church
St James' Memorial Anglican Church 18-12-2016 - Derek Flannery

St James' Memorial Anglican Church

Orbost, VIC 3888

Church Information

Church Name: St James' Memorial Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 34 Browning St, Orbost VIC 3888, Australia
Suburb: Orbost
State: VIC
Postcode: 3888
Foundation Stone Laid: 01-10-1927
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: St James' Memorial Church - To the Glory of God - and - in remembrance of those who served - and suffered during The Great War - 1914 ~ 1919 A D - This stone was laid by - The Rt Rev G H Cranswick, DD - Bishop of Gippsland - 1st October 1927 - Rector: The Rev J B Montgomerie.

Date Opened: 06-03-1892
Date Closed: unknown


The present St James' Memorial Anglican Church, Orbost was dedicated by the Rt Rev George Harvard Cranswick, DD., Bishop of Gippsland, on 21/7/1928. It replaced the first St James' Church which was dedicated on 6/3/1892. Earlier services having been conducted in private homes, a barn, a school and the Mechanics Hall, prior to the erection of this first church building.1 More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 18/6/2021.

Note 1: Orbost & District Historical Society Inc - Notes on the History of Orbost - Part 4 - Compiled by Margaret Carlyon, Tralagon - 29/4/1963 - Brief History of the Orbost Churches.
Last Updated: Friday 18th June, 2021