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Anglican Parish of Deloraine
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Start Date:
31 Mar 1859
The Parish includes records for St Mark's Church, Deloraine and St Saviour's Church, Meander. 

St Marks Church, Deloraine, was opened 31 March 1859 replacing an earlier wooden structure. The organ was played for the first time on 9 September 1860, and was formally dedicated on 21 October 1860. Bishop Nixon laid the foundation stone for the new church 11 March 1856.

St Saviour's Anglican Church, Meander, was built in 1898 and is an actively used church in the Parish of Deloraine.

The cornerstone for St Lukes, Red Hills was laid by the Bishop of Tasmania, 17 October 1894. A sports program in the afternoon raised funds for the building. A centenary service led by Robert Davies, Bishop of Tasmania was held 24 April 1965. 

Foundation stone for Holy Cross at Elizabeth Town was laid Feburary 1892 on an acre of land donated by John Spicer, opened January 1893 and the building after several modifications was sold in 2011. 

St Columba's, Mole Creek, was dedicated by Henry Hutchinson Montgomery, Bishop of Tasmania in the company of Gilbert White, Bishop of Carpentaria, who happened to be in the Diocese at the time. The last service was the Holy Eucharist and Service of Secularization on 18 April 1993 led by Philip Newell, Bishop of Tasmania.

St Alban's Church, Parkham, was consecrated on Sunday, 22 September 1902. In March 2015 the Anglican Church saw a large congregation gather for a final Service, marking the end of over 100 years of the building being used as a place of worship.

All Saints', Dairy Plains, rented the local school for its first services before dedicating its new church 30 November 1919. The final service was 11 March 2007.

All Saints', Birralee, was consecrated in 1932 and held their last service 17 January 1999. Birralee has been part of the Parishes of Hagley, Carrick, Westbury, Quamby and Deloraine.

The Moltema Church hall was opened with a divine service in November 1929 followed by a fair, raising over 75 pounds.

The Christ Church, Exton, was begun in 1901 and dedicated the building in 1902. It was still in use in the late 1970s but had closed by 1991.

Church of England services at Weegena (formerly know as Brookhead and Blackamoor) began before 1900. However because of changes in the population of the district, services were discontinued until 1960 when a request to restart monthly services in the former school hall was granted.

Records from former out-centres at St Alban's Church - Parkham, All Saints' Church - Birralee, All Saints' Church - Dairy Plains, Holy Cross Church - Elizabeth Town, Church of the Good Shepherd - Chudleigh, Christ Church - Exton, St Columba's Church - Mole Creek, St Luke's Church - Red Hills, Moltema, Weegena, Needles, Lemana, Caveside, Western Creek, Golden Valley, Dunorlan, Montana are available.
Information Sources:
"Our Heritage of Anglican Churches in Tasmania" by Dorothea I. Henslowe and Isa Hurburgh; Trove; Church records
Functions Performed:
Controlling Agencies:
Anglican Diocese of Tasmania (NG373)01 Jan 1809
Series Created By Agency:
NS1587 Confirmation, Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records of the Deloraine Parish10 Mar 184931 Dec 1975

NS5416 Register of Services - St Mark's, Deloraine31 Mar 185922 Jan 2004

NS5420 Register of Services - Church of the Good Shepherd, Chudleigh24 Apr 186512 Dec 1979

NS5417 Register of Services - Holy Cross, Elizabeth Town01 Jan 189321 Nov 2010

NS5436 Minutes of Meetings - Churchwardens (Later Vestry), Deloraine27 Apr 189320 May 1996

NS5419 Register of Services - St Saviour's Church, Meander01 Jan 1898

NS5430 Minutes of Meetings - Churchwardens, Meander18 Jul 190011 Feb 1996

NS5418 Register of Service - Christ Church, Exton01 Jan 190131 Dec 1991

NS5425 Register of Services - St Columba's Church, Mole Creek04 Aug 190118 Apr 1993

NS5541 Baptism Records - Mole Creek19 Nov 190117 Apr 1904

NS5542 Minutes of Churchwardens14 Jun 190214 Jun 1902

NS5421 Register of Services - St Alban's Church, Parkham22 Sep 190201 Mar 2015

NS5426 Register of Services - St Luke's Church, Red Hills04 Jun 190513 Jul 1977

NS5447 Papers - St Mark's Anglican Church, Deloraine05 Apr 190621 Jun 1996

NS5424 Register of Services - All Saints, Dairy Plains01 Feb 190711 Mar 2007

NS5446 Annual Reports - St Mark's Church, Anglican Parish of Deloraine30 Jun 192630 Jun 1950

NS5443 Minutes of Meetings - Back to Deloraine Fair01 Nov 192621 May 1930

NS5428 Minutes of Meetings - Churchwardens, Mole Creek14 May 192730 Jun 1938

NS5444 Outcentres - Business Papers04 Oct 192915 Jan 1982

NS5427 Register of Services - Moltema01 Nov 192912 Dec 1979

NS5429 Minutes of Meetings - Churchwardens, Parkham12 Apr 193021 Feb 1966

NS5422 Register of Services - All Saints, Birralee01 Jan 193217 Jan 1999

NS5412 Marriage Register - Parish of Deloraine08 Apr 193914 Nov 1998

NS5433 Minutes of Meetings - Vestry, Red Hills01 Aug 194319 Oct 1977

NS5434 Minutes of Meetings - Mother's Union, Red Hills14 Apr 194806 Jul 1976

NS5431 Minutes of Meetings - Mother's Union, Meander22 Apr 194819 Jul 1988

NS5439 Minutes of Meetings - Mothers Union, Deloraine17 Feb 194916 May 1963

NS5413 Register of Banns14 May 195022 May 1966

NS5441 Minutes of Meetings - Women's Guild, Deloraine03 May 195601 Feb 1996

NS5448 Visitors Registers - St Mark's, Deloraine18 Oct 195811 Jan 2008

LMSS416 Records relating to the History of St. Mark's Church, Deloraine01 Jan 195931 Dec 2009

NS5414 Baptisms [Rector's Draft]07 Jan 196022 Apr 1990

NS5423 Register of Services - Weegena22 May 196017 Nov 1966

NS5440 Minutes of Meetings - Young Members Department of Mothers Union, Deloraine [Ymd-Mu]02 May 196219 Sep 1973

NS5415 Register of Baptisms19 Sep 196529 Dec 2002

NS5432 Minutes of Meetings - Women's Guild, [Meander?]19 Apr 196601 Oct 1976

NS5435 Minutes of Meeting - Vestry, Chudleigh18 Nov 198009 Dec 1980

NS5445 Minutes of Meetings - Anglican Women's Fellowship, Mole Creek14 Sep 198316 Sep 1991