St Dunstan's Anglican Church
St Dunstan's Anglican Church 10-04-2018 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Dunstan's Anglican Church 10-04-2018 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Dunstan's Anglican Church

Violet Town, VIC 3669

Church Information

Church Name: St Dunstan's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: High St, Violet Town VIC 3669, Australia
Suburb: Violet Town
State: VIC
Postcode: 3669
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1879
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known. Information//photographs are invited.

A plaque records: St Dunstan's Anglican Church - In 1878 this land was acquired from Henry Linard because the Cowslip Street church reserve had - been used for railway yards from 1869. From the 1860s services were conducted in the Court House - and the hall at the rear of Underwood's Hotel - In 1879 it was decided to build a red brick church 30 X 18 feet with iron roof and asphalt floor at a - cost not to exceed 300 {pounds}. A slate damp course, gothic arch, and windows designed by the famous - Ferguson and Urie were features of the construction. - On 24 August 1879 Archdeacon Tucker officially opened the church with the parish minister - Reverend F L Wilson - The Parish Hall was constructed in 1904 and the Rectory in 1910. - Violet Town History Group 2016.

A plaque on the on the parish hall records: Built as a Sunday School and meeting place, this hall was opened August 1904 by the Bishop of - Wangaratta,...

A plaque records: Centenary Tree - Planted by the - Hon Sir Henry Winneke KCMG, KCVO, OBE, K St J, QC - Governor of Victoria - Wednesday 4th April 1979.

A plaque records: A M D G - These Manchurian Pears - (Pyrus ussuriensis) are - dedicated in honour of the - contribution made by - the members of - St Dunstan's Anglican Ladies Guild - Circa 1901 ~ 2004 - February 20th 2011.


Date Opened: 24-08-1879
Date Closed: unknown


No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of St Dunstan's Anglican Church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 23/4/2018
Last Updated: Monday 23rd April, 2018