History

1848  Bishop Perry arrives in Melbourne
Rev. Francis Hales and others visit the Templestowe area

1854   Church of England granted a two acre site opposite, what is now, the Services Memorial Park on the corner of High St. and Foote St.
A school building erected on the site and church services conducted

1871   The school building formally licensed as a place of worship

1900   New site purchased on corner of Glendale Avenue and Foote Street.
A new wooden church built and opened on November 8

1903   First mention of “Christ Church” in vestry minutes
Administration by Holy Trinity Doncaster for next sixty four years

1959   Land at High Street sold to assist financing of new hall.

1960   Hall built next to the church

1963   Appointment to Christ Church of a curate, Peter Corney

1967   Templestowe declared a separate parochial district
The Investiture of the first priest, Rev. Ed Richardson
Curate, Geoff Cheong, assisted for a time

1972 The Investiture of Rev. Doug Dickinson

1973   Decision to sell the Foote St. site to City of Doncaster and Templestowe. Plans made to build new church and vicarage on land provided by the Diocese on the corner of High St and Dellfield Drive

1975   Last service at Christ Church on Good Friday
First services at new church of St Mark over Easter

1976   The Investiture of Rev. Philip Newman
Various curates assisted over the years including Peter Lawry, Richard Temby, Heather Martin, Derek Snibson, Stuart Gardiner

1985   The Investiture of Rev. Ken Ansell

1996   The Investiture of Rev. Maureen Beattie

2003   The Investiture of Rev. Rob Castelow

2011    Plans drawn up for three stage modernisation of the church building

2012    The investiture of Rev. Michael Goodluck.

2012    Opening of Stage 1 of building modernisation – narthex, kitchen and offices (16 December)

ChristChurch 2014

 

2014     The original Christ Church building, relocated to the Vine and Branches Personal Growth Centre in Lower Plenty, is opened on February 9.

 

2015   Completion of Stage 2 of building modernisation – hall carpeted, painted and store rooms added – coinciding with the 40th anniversary of St.Mark’s (25th April)

2016   Church re-carpeted with carpet tiles to match the narthex and hall (November)