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A porch commemorates Arthur George Rix, priest and rector of the parish for twenty five years. 

The death occurred yesterday of the Rev. Arthur George Rix, rector of St, John's Church of England, Birchgrove. Mr. Rix, 72, was a bachelor. He had been 25 years in the parish of St. John's of Birchgrove and Balmain. As Woolwich and Mort's Dock are in the diocese, St. John's is regarded as an unofficial Naval establishment, and Mr. Rix was often called upon to bless new ships about to be launched. Archbishop Mowll will hold a funeral service at St. John's at 1.30 p.m. tomorrow. The cortege will leave the church at 2 p.m. for St. John's Cemetery, where Mr. Rix will be buried in the family grave.
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 3 April 1953.


Address:Birchgrove Road and Spring Street, St John`s Anglican Church, Balmain, 2041
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.852617
Long: 151.179425
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 12th February, 1956
Front Inscription

This porch was built To the Glory of God And in memory of His Servant ARTHUR GEORGE RIX A

A faithful priest and rector of this parish For twenty five years

Died 2nd Apri 1953

"His works do follow him"

Unveiled by the Hon. K.W.Street Chief Justice of NSW

Dedicated by the Most Revd. H.W.K.Mowll. Archbishop of Sydney, Primate

12 th February 1956

Source: MA
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