Item 3 - Sustentation fund rules

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Sustentation fund rules


  • 1855 (Creation)

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Romanesque church built in 1839-1841 to a design of convict architect James Blackburn. The church was constructed by Joseph Moir for a cost of approximately $2600 which was raised by public subscription.The first Rector of St Mark’s was the Rev John Burrowes. For more information see

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William Gore Elliston (1798-1872), schoolmaster and editor, was born on 17 October 1798 at Bath, England, the eldest son of Robert William Elliston, actor and theatre manager. After education at Martley, Worcestershire, he was admitted a pensioner at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1824. He then managed the reading room at Lymington and, for a time, the Royal Theatre, Drury Lane, London. For more information see:

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Sustentation fund rules - Chairman W. Gore Elliston.
A fund of a religious body for the more adequate support of its ministers.

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Sustentation Fund : rules passed at a public meeting of members of the Church of England held at the Harrington-street School-room, on the 22nd January, 1856, and suggested for adoption throughout the Archdeaconry / Wm, Gore Elliston, Chairman.

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CE November 2018




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