I am fascinated by the history and culture surrounding the beautiful Christ Church Complex, Cnr Acland St and Church Square. I am soon to be married and have a strong attachment to the history of this church, and wondered if anyone could help me find details for the current vicar to discuss plans for a ceremony there. Can anyone help? Thankyou in anticipation.
Name: Rowland S. Ward Date: 14 Aug 2007
Just noted your site.
In regard to the Independent Church in Alma Road, the precurser of this was situated in Inkerman Street West (on the corner of a lane/road either 36 or 58 - I can't just recall which - there's a modern building there now)and was purchased by the Free Presbyterians and opened as the first Presbyterian building in St Kilda on 23 September 1855. It was used as a school as well. This general area was the old market If I recall.
The Independent building was an iron one. Whether the iron one replaced a timber one I cannot say.
There was another Congregational building further down Inkerman Street East.
By the way, I made a mistake on the Free Presbyterian plaque. It should read Inkerman Street West not East.
Rowland S. Ward 9720 4871
Name: Coralie Pickett Date: 31 Jul 2007
This is actually a message for Digby Hannah, I cannot find his phone number so wonder if this will reach him.
I would like to know what music book I can buy to get a copy of Deeper River please.
Regards to Digby from Coralie & Keith Pickett
Name: Peter O'Marhoney Date: 11 Jul 2007
I was wanting to make contact with a worker of the parish in the early 70's named Robert Allen who had a disability. I would love to know he's wareabouts and if he is still part of the parish.
Name: Margaret Neith Date: 10 Jul 2007
Can this page be updated? Some of the more recent information has changed.
Would it be possible to include links to the St. George's web-site, and also to the Creative Ministries Network web-site?
St. George's East St. Kilda Uniting Church
Name: Brian Francis Kinnane Date: 19 May 2007
HI,What a great web page.
I attended Sacred Heart Primary School in Grey St during 1958- 1962 When I started work at the South Melbourne Post Office as a JPO delivering telegrammes. I was a altar boy and taught Latin the Presentation Nuns taught with a firm hand. I wonder if any body out there remembers Sister Ita the princpal, and Sister Rupert both Irish nuns.
Father Gorry was the fearful parish priest you never banged the door on his black Dodge, or coughed during Mass.Fr Frank Martin caught me drinking the altar wine prior to mass but, let me off as he was a fellow Carlton supporter.
If anybody was there at the time my e-mailis [email protected] I now live in Perth wa
Name: John Dodd Date: 28 Feb 2007
Hello Jill Conway.I haven't heard of your whereabouts for many years.I visited Graham Stone in Phuket over New Year and will be seeing him in Charleston,South Carolina in May.
I had to demolish the old house & dairy in December 2005 as it had become dangerous & uninhabitable.I have just finished building 2 new townhouses and a 5 car garage with an apartment over it there.My son Andrew and his partner are living in the front unit while my daughter Alex & her partner are living in the second townhouse.
We are having a christening of the new houses on Sunday 4 March in Unit No2.Rosemary Knott(Binks) & her husband John are coming.John Clemens who still lives in Wordsworth St cannot come but Gordon Watson and Charles MacQuade will be there.We used to have reunions but not for a few years.Some other people you would remember are Corinne Lees and June & Elaine Barker.
My mother died in 1999.My sister,Pam, lives in Echuca.I have a construction company in Melbourne named:J A Dodd Ltd.
I haven't moved far as I now live in Brighton.I am still a member of Elwood Sailing Club and Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
Look forward to hearing from you. My email address is [email protected]
Name: Jill Macpherson (nee Conway) Date: 26 Jan 2007
enjoyed your wonderful web pages.
If Graham Stone is reading - I lived opposite Dodd's Dairy in Barkly St. and knew Johnny Dodd. Also, I do remember Miss Egan at Elwood Central School. She was a very strict teacher and called "Detention" if you were unfortunate enough to forget the correct spelling of your vacab. word for the day! Ugh! Funny the things you remember from your childhood!
My husband & I have spent a couple of wonderful years living aboard our cruising catamaran - so we have the love of the sea in common, no doubt due to our early days living by the coast.
Thanks for the memories.
Name: Jill Date: 26 Jan 2007
Name: Jill Date: 26 Jan 2007
Name: Graham Stone Date: 16 Nov 2006
I was just told about your webpage. My family moved from Malaysia, first to 17 Southey St St Kilda in 1942 (I was 2 yrs old). shortly after that we bought a house at 18 Pine Av Elwood. My father and older brother built the Sea Scout Hall on the beach next to the Angling Club, we attended St Bede's church. I met my oldest friend John Dodd (son of Dodd's Dairy) at the Chranleigh pre-school then on to Brighton Road State, Elwood Central (anyone remember Ms Eagan!!!),Then to Hampton High School. I became a sailmaker working for Eze Prior (Elwood Sailing Club) Started my own sailloft on Bay St Brighton (1961) Arrived in America 1968 started a new sail business here and for 20 years, 1975-95 my Company here in USA manufactured ten million squ ft of sail every year. I have known Roger Backway since we were 12. Your webpage and stories brought back many many memories. Thank you so much. I am now retired and live in South Carolina USA.
Name: Patricia Byers Date: 21 Aug 2006
I've just been copying the details about St Mary's Catholic Church in St Kilda where my husbands great great grandparents were married.
It is a great write up but I was wondering if you might not adjust your site layout so that on the first page of each entry the details of all the other denominations covered on the site might be removed.
I thought you might like to know that the photo you have on the Places of Worship page, of St Kilda Synagogue, is incorrectly labelled as the Sassoon Sephardi synagogue. They are two separate places. The Charnwood Grove synagogue pictured is the St Kilda Synagogue: the Sassoon synagogue is in Hotham street.
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Name: roger lloyd Date: 05 Sep 2005
I HAVE 2 MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES FROM 1900 WHERE THE
MARRIAGES TOOK PLACE AT 18 CHAPEL ST.ST,KILDA, THEY
WERE BOTH PERFORMED BY BAPTIST MINISTER, JOSEPH THOMAS EVANS. WHAT WAS AT THE SITE OF 18 CHAPEL ST. ST KILDA IN 1900, DOES ANYBODY KNOW??????.
Name: pat tucker and matt barthelson Date: 25 Jul 2005
pat tucker and matt barthelson from mt lilydale mercy college. we would like to try and find out some more details about the homeless people soccer match 138924 is to email matt back