Archdeacon Francis Bertie BoycePrint Page
A plaque commemorates Archdeacon Francis Bertie Boyce who was the first minister in the Western Districts, and eventually became the Archdeacon of West Sydney.
|Address:||Church Street, Warriors Chapel, All Saints Anglican Cathedral , Bathurst, 2795|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.417516|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
To The Glory Of God
In Memory Of
Francis Bertie Boyce, F.R.H.S., F.R.G.S.
Born 1844. Died 1931.
Archdeacon of West Sydney,
Canon of St. Andrew`s Cathedral.
He Came To Minister In These Western Districts Before
This Diocese Was Founded. His Parishes Were George`s Plains,
Molong And Orange.
In 1874, At The Bishops Request, He Paid The First Pastoral
Visit To The Scattered Settlements On The Darling. This
Journey Involved Many Miles On Horseback Over Areas
Where He Was At Times Dependent For Guidance On The
Compass Or Directions Obtained From The Blacks.
For Over 48 years He Discharged A Faithful Ministry
In Sydney, And Was Widely Known And Esteemed As An
Eminent Churchman And A Devoted Worker For All