Christ Church, North Adelaide

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Christ Church
Christ Church and parsonage, North Adelaide SLSA - B 1942.jpg
Christ Church and parsonage, west side of Palmer Place, North Adelaide
Christ Church is located in Greater Adelaide
Christ Church
Christ Church
Location in greater Adelaide
34°54′37″S 138°35′36″E / 34.91032°S 138.59321°E / -34.91032; 138.59321Coordinates: 34°54′37″S 138°35′36″E / 34.91032°S 138.59321°E / -34.91032; 138.59321
Location36-40 Palmer Place, North Adelaide, South Australia
CountryAustralia
DenominationAnglican
Websiteccna.asn.au
History
StatusChurch
Founded20 December 1849 (1849-12-20)
Founder(s)Bishop Augustus Short
Consecrated1849
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Architect(s)
  • Henry Stuckey
  • William Weir
Architectural typeChurch
StyleRomanesque Revival
Specifications
Materials
Administration
DioceseAdelaide
ProvinceSouth Australia
Clergy
ArchbishopGeoffrey Smith
RectorKeith Brice
Minister(s)
  • Frank Kernot
  • Joan Claring-Bould
  • David Keay
Official nameChrist Church (Anglican), North Adelaide; Christ Church Rectory (Anglican)
TypeState heritage (complex / group)
Designated28 May 1981
Reference no.10866
Subject indexReligion - Church (Christian)
ClassState

Christ Church, North Adelaide is an Anglican church on Acre 745 which lays between Jeffcott Street and 36-40 Palmer Place, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. The foundation stone was laid on 1 June 1848 by Augustus Short, the first Bishop of Adelaide; and the church was consecrated in 1849.[1] Christ Church was the pro-cathedral until 1877 when St Peter's Cathedral opened.

In 1850 a parsonage was built on the southern half of Acre 745. It became the deanery for Dean Marryat in 1887, then a rectory from 1906.[2]

In 1868 a site on Jeffcott Street opposite the church was purchased for a schoolroom.[2] The foundation stone was laid on 26 September.

The building[edit]

The church building is in the Romanesque Revival architectural style and was built under the direction of architects Henry Stuckey and William Weir. It is built of local limestone mined from Palmer Place, with slate roof tiles from Willunga.[3] In 1855 the nave was extended on the western side by some 50 feet (15 m).[4]

The church, rectory and hall are all heritage listed with the former two appearing on the South Australian Heritage Register and the latter appearing on a 'local' list maintained by the City of Adelaide.[5][6][7]

Organ[edit]

The church's first instrument was a harmonium, replaced in 1854 by the pipe organ from J. B. Graham's mansion Prospect House ("Graham's Castle"),[8] and opened by George Bennett,[9] one of his last performances.[10] The new acquisition was heavily criticised,[11] then refurbished and greatly enlarged the following year.[12] It was later[when?] installed in the Norwood Baptist Church.[13]

Liturgy[edit]

Worship in the church follows the Book of Common Prayer.

People[edit]

Priests:

Others

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Intelligence". South Australian Register. XIII (1003). South Australia. 22 December 1849. p. 2. Retrieved 3 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ a b "Christ Church, North Adelaide". The Register (Adelaide). South Australia. 25 November 1921. p. 8. Retrieved 3 February 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ Christ Church, North Adelaide (B 1942) Photograph, Acre 745 Collection at the State Library of South Australia
  4. ^ "Re-opening of Christ Church, North Adelaide". Adelaide Times. X (1496). South Australia. 25 May 1855. p. 3. Retrieved 17 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Christ Church (Anglican), North Adelaide". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Christ Church Rectory (Anglican)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Christ Church Hall". S. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Advertising". Adelaide Times. VIII (1120). South Australia. 11 March 1854. p. 2. Retrieved 16 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ "Christ Church, North Adelaide". Adelaide Times. VIII (1164). South Australia. 2 May 1854. p. 4. Retrieved 17 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "The Late Mr. Bennett". Adelaide Observer. XII (588). South Australia. 30 September 1854. p. 3. Retrieved 17 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  11. ^ "To the Editor of the Times". Adelaide Times. VIII (1204). South Australia. 17 June 1854. p. 3. Retrieved 17 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "Christ Church, North Adelaide". Adelaide Times. IX (1424). South Australia. 28 February 1855. p. 3. Retrieved 17 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "Early Church Music". The Register (Adelaide). LXIX (18, 033). South Australia. 30 August 1904. p. 6. Retrieved 15 February 2018 – via National Library of Australia.

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