Churches in Australia
The aim of the ‘Churches in Australia’ website is to create a photographic record of church buildings in Australia, as more are lost through closure and change of use.
Clifford Wilson (1923 – 2012) archaeologist, educator, psychologist, author
Over 40 years have passed since I first became professionally involved in biblical archaeology and my commitment to the Bible as the world’s greatest history book is firmly settled. As Psalm 119:89 states, “Forever O Lord, your word is established in heaven.”
Nathaniel Pepper (1841 – 1877) aboriginal evangelist, teacher
His kindness and sympathy towards the sick, his charity and readiness to help, ‘made him beloved among the blacks as well as among white people’.
Edward McGrath (1887 – 1977) army chaplain
Had the Great War not ended just weeks after he carried a wounded British officer from a bloody battlefield on the Western Front under heavy fire, Australian Catholic Priest Father Ted McGrath almost certainly would have become a national hero.
Brian Booth (1933 – ) cricketer
A committed Christian, Booth is an Anglican lay-preacher, and often invokes religious and ethical arguments while talking about issues such as sportsmanship. He co-authored Cricket and Christianity. In 1998 he wrote Sport and sportsmanship: a Christian perspective towards 2000 for the Australian Christian Forum on Education.
Mary Healy (1865 – 1952) hospital administrator
Nurses who trained at St Vincent’s, Sydney, (pictured) where Mother Gertrude Healy was Rectress spoke of her with awe and respectful affection. Mary Healy (Mother Gertrude) is commemorated in the Gertrude Healy Wing of St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. Sir Herbert Schlink, chairman of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, described Mary Healy as one of the greatest hospital administrators in Australia.
Bernard Gaynor ( – ) an advocate against political correctness
As a result of his defence of Christian values, Bernard Gaynor has been dismissed from his Defence Force position and has incurred $200,000 in legal costs fighting what have been termed frivolous cases against him. He and his family have been forced to change their address.