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The Chapel of St George commemorates the men of the Parish who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. The church was officially opened and dedicated on the 21st July 1928 with the chapel being dedicated on the 11th November 1928. 

Built in the early Gothic style a new brick church will be dedicated on Saturday afternoon next for the Anglican parish of St. Mark's, Camberwell. Many features new to Australian church architecture are included in the building. One of the most striking furnishings is a large reredos, in which is set a silver plaque containing a reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's painting "The Last Supper."  

The lighting follows the plan adopted in Liverpool Cathedral, England, for electric lamps of lantern shape hang from the roof by chains. A soldiers' memorial chapel and a special baptistry have also been provided. The architects ot the building, which cost £21,000, were Messrs. R. Alsop and B. Smith, and the contractor was Mr. H. G. White. The opening service on Saturday will be a notable gathering, for in addition to the vicar general of the diocese (Dean Aickin), four bishops will take part,  Bishop Armstrong, Bishop Green, Bishop Langley, and the Bishop of Bendigo (Dr. J Baker). The vicar of the parish is the Rev. J. A. Schofield.
Argus (Melbourne), 18 July 1928.


Address:Canterbury & Burke Roads, St Mark`s Anglican Church, Camberwell, 3124
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.821261
Long: 145.058681
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Designer:R. Alsop & B. Smith (architects)
Monument Manufacturer:H. G. White (contractor)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 1928
Source: VHD, MA
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