St Phillip’s Vicarage on Hoddle St

According to the Collingwood History Trail notes prepared by the Collingwood Historical Society in 1976 for the Centenary Celebrations of the City of Collingwood,  the church was demolished in 1968 because of lack of finance to repair the deteriorated building, despite a strong request for its preservation by the Natinoal Trust. The Society goes on:

‘The vicarage was built in 1866 in the same style as the church. It is little changed on the exterior, except for the demolition of hte single-storeykitchen wing at the back and the unfortunate addition of a luandry block in the 1950’s. The interior woodwork is intactand so are some of the pressed metal ceilings. It was deesigned to look into a garde which was originally laid out by patients of the Yarra Bend Asylum.’

3 Replies to “St Phillip’s Vicarage on Hoddle St”

  1. Saint Philip is always listed fifth among the apostles.
    I find it Interesting the Church is called St Philips, yes the park between the church and the Town Hall is called st Phillips Reserve, and it’s also St Phillips Street in Abbotsford.

    What’s an “L” between friends unless your name happens to be Philip?

  2. my parents were married in st philips in 1925. do you have anything in your archives about the
    Fogg familyjulia,joseph, joe, florence, doris.they were parishioners kathleen cheshire adelaide

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