St Jude's Church, Carlton

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St Jude's Church is an Anglican parish church in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton and is one of the first complete polychromatic brick churches built in Australia. The church was opened in 1866 as a temporary wooden building, but was rebuilt as a Gothic-polychrome building between 1866 and 1874. It contains an intact early pipe organ installed in 1868 to the design of George Fincham, a leading nineteenth century organ builder who arrived in Australia in 1852.[1]

The famous Australian rock band Skyhooks performed their first ever live show in the church's hall, supported by Scumbag, whose line-up included Red Symons and he himself would join Skyhooks.

The site is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[1]

St Jude's Carlton is linked to St Jude's Hartwith (North Yorkshire UK) (Hartwith cum Winsley) which was dedicated to St Jude after refurbishment in 1891 at the request of parishioners who had emigrated to Australia and worshipped at St Jude's Carlton near Melbourne


Coordinates: 37°47′47″S 144°58′2″E / 37.79639°S 144.96722°E / -37.79639; 144.96722