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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Exhibition Launch

Rev Noel Whale launching the English Church at Sandridge Exhibition, Port Melbourne Town Hall Tonight we launched our exhibition to mark the 160th year of the Holy Trinity church in Port Melbourne.   It was great to have the current Minister, the Rev Noel Whale on hand to talk about the history of the church in Bay Street and what it means…

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Exhibition on Holy Trinity

The English Church at Sandridge

It started with a tent service in 1854 and, since the sale and subsequent re-development of the main church building as apartments, continues the tradition of the Anglican Church in Port Melbourne at the now commissioned parish hall. To celebrate the 160th year of The English Church at Sandridge, the Port Melbourne Historical & Preservation Society present an exhibition on the…

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Historic Marriage Records Preserved by the PMHPS

The original Church of England in the Borough of Sandridge was established in a tent on the corner of Bay and Graham Streets in 1854. It was reported in the Church of England Messenger of 1854 that '...a commodious tent, we'll fitted up, has been opened for Divine Service on Sundays and for a school during the week.' To replace the…

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Ring the bell

A service was held at 10 am today at Holy Trinity Church, Bay Street, Port Melbourne to commemorate the first service held on this site 160 years ago. The 'commodious' tent of the 1850s was made of sailcloth. This one was kindly lent by the scouts. Reverend Noel Whale outside Holy Trinity on Bay Street Celebrations will be held throughout the year. If…

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Where plaques lead

Talking of plaques, and their near neighbour, foundation stones, I noticed that the memorial stone on the Holy Trinity Church Hall has recently been re-pointed and is now a deep smooth grey. The stone marks the opening of the Holy Trinity Church Hall by F. T. Derham in 1886. As you may know, Derham was Thomas Swallow's son-in-law.  He was appointed partner…

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