(former) St Paul’s Anglican Church, Derby


52 Main Street, Derby.
Built 1890s.
Real estate advertistment from 2011
Now a private house, and hall is a Bed & Breakfast


Derby. — Our correspondent reports: — The topic for the past week has undoubtedly been the Anglican Church bazaar, which was instituted for the purpose of raising funds to build a church at Derby. The promoters must have been much gratified with its financial results, which amounted to a sum exceeding £90. I understand that an official report of the above is in preparation, so I shall not go into details. An admirable site for the proposed church has been selected on rising ground in the centre of the township, and an area of a quarter-acre has been pegged off and a contract let for its enclosure.
Daily Telegraph 27 August 1891

A correspondent reports– On the 20th, 21st, 22nd of August a bazaar was held in the Town Hall in aid of a fund toward the erection of an Anglican Church. Hitherto the member of the Church of England at Derby have had no church building, having had to worship in any building which chance threw in their way. The Rev E Prince Shelly became incumbent of the Ringarooma district, and urged upon the Anglican community at Derby the necessity for providing funds for the erection of a church. They rose to the occasion, and a ladies’ committee was appointed to carry out arrangements for holding a bazaar. With a perseverance and energy beyond all praise, the committee in a short time worked up a most excellent bazaar. Owing to the depression in trade and mining, they did not expect to realise a greater sum than £60, but the proceeds reached the handsome sum of £92 net.

Daily Telegraph, 8 September 1891

Examiner 15 October 1892
Launceston Examiner, 15 October 1892.

From Bishop’s report to the Anglican Synod, Mercury, 15 April 1891:
A new Sunday-school has been built at Deloraine, and here is the list of places where there are partially completed churches, or such as are proposed to be built in a few months :-Scottsdale Derby, Moorina, the Fern Tree, Conara, the Tier, near the Dee, Longley, Sheffield, Coppington, Koonya and the Jordan, near Jericho, and a Sunday school at Waratah.

At Derby I notice some improvements. The new Anglican Church is approaching completion, Mr Willis, from Scottsdale, being the contractor.
Launceston Examiner, 27 March 1893

From Bishop’s report to the Anglican Synod, Daily Telegraph, 12 April 1893:
During the year churches have been consecrated at Fern Tree, Glen Era, Conara, South Arm, Whitefoord Hills, Derby, Barren Island, Langley, Coppington and Strahan.

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