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Hindmarsh All Saints Anglican church

Foundation stone 19 Nov 1849 by Bishop Augustus Short, design by Henry Stuckey, limestone & brick, opened 23 Jun 1850. gallery 1855, chancel & vestry 1872, porch 1925, closed, later leased to Catholic migrant communities. Nearby is All Saints church hall opened 28 Mar 1883, renovated 1972, closed.

 

“All Saint's Church, Hindmarsh. The foundation stone of this Church, was laid on Monday last, by the Lord Bishop of Adelaide, in the presence of Lady Young, and a large assemblage of clergy and others. In the evening of the same day a public meeting of subscribers was held at' the temporary Church.” [South Australian 23 Nov 1849]

 

“An interesting meeting was held at Hindmarsh, in Mr. Crawford's store, for the purpose of assisting a fund now being raised to defray some expenses which have been incurred in the erection of a gallery and an extension of the sittings in All Saints' Church. Tea was provided. . . debt incurred in the erection of a gallery capable of containing 100 Sunday-school children, and also by the extension of accommodation for the congregation.” [Register 26 Oct 1855]

 

“the desirableness of having a chancel erected in connection with the building had often been expressed, but it had never appeared practicable to enter upon the work until Mr. John Taylor, of Thebarton, who takes a deep interest in the Church, very liberally offered to bear the expense . . . A vestry adjoining has been erected out of the funds of the Church. . . The style of the structure in the main is Norman, consisting of nave and chancel, with a gallery, and is capable of seating about 300 persons. . . . the interior of the old portion of the edifice having been renovated, the church presents quite a neat and comfortable appearance. . . On Tuesday evening, January 14, the church and new chancel were consecrated by His Lordship the Bishop of Adelaide.” [Advertiser 15 Jan 1873]

 

“For a considerable time past the want of a school building in connection with the above church has been felt by the teachers and scholars. . . The laying of the foundation-stone had been delayed for the arrival of the Rev. Mr. Pollitt, from England.” [Register 9 Oct 1882]

 

“The new schoolroom and lecture hall recently erected in connection with All Saints’ Church, Hindmarsh, was opened on Wednesday evening, March 28, by the Lord Bishop of Adelaide (Dr. Kennion).” [Advertiser 29 Mar 1883]

 

“All Saints' Church, Hindmarsh, is preparing to celebrate its 75th anniversary by special services on November 1 (All Saints’ Day). To mark the event the whole of the interior was renovated, after the gallery had been removed. A porch is to be erected over the front door, and the record stone will be unveiled by Mrs. Spooner on October 31.” [Advertiser 24 Oct 1925]

 

“centenary celebrations of All Saints' Church, Hindmarsh. . . The committee is appealing for £1500 for the complete restoration of the church property.” [Advertiser 5 Jul 1950]

 

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Taken on September 18, 2012