Saint George the Martyr, Queenscliff

Key milestones in the development of the St George the Martyr Anglican Church in Queenscliff.

1853   The township of Queenscliff was surveyed

1854   A timber Church of England school house opened

1862   The Queenscliff township was formally gazetted

1863  The church of St George the Martyr was constructed, designed  by Albert Purchas in the style of early English Gothic architecture

1864  The church opened for worship in the February

1865  The vicarage was built in Mercer Street to the north of the church, also designed by Albert Purchas

1868  St George the Martyr church was consecrated

1872  Construction started on the School Hall, designed by Albert Purchas in Victorian Gothic style. It was completed in 1902

1877-78 The castellated Bell Tower designed by Albert Purchas was added to the church

late 1800s  St George's conducts services at Point Lonsdale

1887  The chancel of the church was extended

1951 St James separated from St George's and became its own parish

1967  The vicarage in Mercer Street was sold

1967  The new brick vicarage was built on land between the church and School Hall on Hobson Street.

2002  The parishes of St James and St George's began working together in a co-operative arrangement





St George the Martyr interior features many Ferguson and Urie stained glass windows, the restoration of which was completed in 2008.