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18-March-2015
18-March-2015

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The church commemorates those who have died in service or were killed in action during World Wars One and Two.

In September 1937, the groundwork for the building of a cathedral church was laid by a Griffith Parish delegation, led by the Rector, Reverend W.G.Bennett, who travelled to Hay to meet with the Bishop of Riverina, the Right Reverend Reginald Halse, and the Diocesan Council, to suggest that the Cathedral of the Diocese should be built in Griffith. During the 1938 Synod, Bishop Halse affirmed the need for a Cathedral as a centre for worship, social service and missionary enterprise.

The Foundation Stone was set on 2nd May, 1954, by Archdeacon Twigg, in the presence of the Lieutenant-Governor and the Chief Justice of New South Wales, the Honourable Kenneth Street and Bishop H.G. Robinson, fifth Bishop of Riverina.

On Saturday, 16th April, 1955, the Church was opened and dedicated with a fanfare of trumpets greeting the Bishop and was attended by a crowd of approximately 750 people seated in the church and 1200 outside.

Location

Address:107 Binya Street, Griffith, 2680
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.284203
Long: 146.042311
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Monument Designer:Louis R. Williams, F.R.A.I.A.
Link:http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 16th April, 1955
Front Inscription

Church of St Alban the Martyr
              A.M.D.G.
And In Memory Of The Fallen
This Stone Was Blessed By
The Rt. Rev. H. G. Robinson B.A. Th.D
       Bishop of Riverina
           And Laid By
The Ven. Archdeacon V. E. Twigg Th.L.
        Rector of Griffith 
    Sunday, 2nd May 1954.

 

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