St David's Anglican Church
St David's Anglican Church - After Refurbishment 00-00-2011 - See Note.

St David's Anglican Church

Toongabbie, VIC 3856

Church Information

Church Name: St David's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 10 Victoria St, Toongabbie VIC 3856, Australia
Suburb: Toongabbie
State: VIC
Postcode: 3856
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A heritage plaque records: St David's Anglican Church - Henry Bosustow of Toongabbie completed construction of this Church in September 1884. Strangely, it was erected on the neighbouring block of land owned by William  Fryer. Fryer generously offered to exchange allotments, asking no compensation. The original trustees of the property were Messrs Jonathan Bassett, William Goodwin, Prescott Humphrey, John Majendie, Robert Morgan and Charles Stewart. The Rev Cadwallader P T Thomas of Rosedale, who oversaw the establishment of St David's, conducted the first service on Sunday 26 October 1884. The first couple to be married in the Church were James Hill and Miss Helen Wickes. A bell tower and porch were added to the building in 1900. The interior of the Church was refurbished in 1984 in time for the centenary service, attended by over 190 in the presence of Bishop Neville Chynoweth, Bishop of Gippsland. The exterior of the church building was totally restored and painted in 1992-93. A lichgate was erected in February 2001.

Date Opened: 26-10-1884
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

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The first Anglican services in the district were held in private homes, and commenced about 1860. The St David's Anglican Church, Toongabbie was erected in 1884. Over the years additions and alterations have been made to the original building to meet the changing needs of the congregation, including a major refurbishment to mark its centenary in 1984. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/4/2021.



Note: Photograph attribution/source and more of the St David's Anglican Church, Toogabbie story see - https://toongabbie.vic.au/attachments/Image/1307493697-fully_restored.jpg?template=generic
Last Updated: Saturday 17th April, 2021
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