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Christ Church Anglican Church was dedicated as a War Memorial Church on the 15th October 1921.

War delayed the construction of the new church whose plans were approved in 1917. The foundation stone was set on the 8th May 1920 by Brig. General H.E. Elliott, who at the ceremony said that “the square mile in this portion of North Essendon had given a greater number of men, who paid the supreme sacrifice, than any other square mile in the British Dominions”. The Great War of 1914-1918 saw 120 Parishioners service in the forces, of which 42 were killed in action. Permission was granted by the Diocese of Melbourne for the new church to be a war memorial church.

A Memorial Altar for a Lady Chapel was presented in 1938. As from May 1943, the Lady Chapel was also known as “The Chapel of Honour” to remember those serving in the armed forces and those who had died whilst on active service

 

Location

Address:Mount Alexander Road & Marco Polo Street, Essendon, 3340
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.747018
Long: 144.912371
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Designer:D.R.Dossetor (Architect)
Monument Manufacturer:C.W.Ward (Builder)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th October, 1921
Front Inscription

                        (Foundation Stone)

                                A.M.D.G.

            THIS STONE IS PLACED HERE BY

SENATOR BRIGADIER-GENERAL H.E.ELLIOTT

        C.B.,C.M.G.,D.S.O., D.C.M.,B.A.,LLM.,

         8th MAY 1920, TO COMMEMORATE

       THE SACRIFICES IN THE GREAT WAR

       FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS, 1914 -1919.

THE MOST REV HENRY LOWTHER CLARKE

D.D., D.C.L., ARCHBISHOP OF MELBOURNE

REV., EDWARD SCHWEIGER, TH.L., VICAR

D.R.DOSSETOR, ARCHITECT          C.W.WARD, BUILDER

 

 

 

Source: MA
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