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St James Memorial Church
St James Memorial Church

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

The church was conceived and built as a memorial to the men 'who served and suffered during the Great War' as noted on the foundation stone.

The Right Reverend GH Cranswick, DD, Bishop of Gippsland, laid the stone on 1 October 1927.

Three windows were ordered from Brooks, Robinson & Co. by the Rector, the Reverend JB Montgomerie, in March 1928, which were installed in time for the opening of the building. 


Address:Ruskin & Browning Streets, St James` Memorial Church, Orbost, 3888
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.707766
Long: 148.456555
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st October, 1927
Front Inscription

St James Memorial Church

To the glory of God

And in remembrance of those who served and suffered during the Great War

1914 - 1919 A.D..

This stone was laid by the Right Rev. G. H. Cranswick, D.D.. Bishop of Gippsland

1st October 1927. 

Rector the Rev. J. B. Montgomerie. 

Source: MA, VHD
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