23-07-1884: Christ Church, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Artist/Studio: Burlison & Grylls, England, c.1884.
Location: Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Building: Christ Church, Moorabool Street.
Memorial: Sir Charles Sladen (1816-1884).
Photos dated: 24th October 2010.

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Camperdown Chronicle, Vic, Wednesday 23 Jul 1884, page 3.

“The sum of 225 8s has been subscribed towards a stained glass window to be erected in Christ Church, Geelong, in memory of Sir Charles Sladen”.

Camperdown Chronicle, VIC, Wednesday 10th June 1885, page 3.

“On Sunday at Christ Church, the Lord Bishop of Ballarat (Dr. Thornton) officiated, and made special reference to the death of the late Sir Charles Sladen. His Lordship, in the course of his panygeric, alluded in feeling terms to the memory of the late Sir Charles. He was pleased to see that the memory of such a good man had not been obliterated from the minds of his co-religionists, and he had much pleasure in unveiling a stained glass window which had been placed in the church in remembrance of their departed brother”.

Christ Church Booklet.

“Sir Charles Sladen Memorial. He was the driving force behind the establishment of the church and its first 40 years. The window is by Burlinson [sic] and Grylls of London and depicts the ‘Ascension of our Lord’. Note the medieval musical instruments held by the angels. The memorial brass records the services of Sladen to Church and State (Colonial Treasurer and briefly Premier of Victoria)”.

Memorial Text:

“TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF SIR CHARLES SLADEN K.C.M.G TRUSTEE AND CHURCH WARDEN”

Biography: Sladen, Sir Charles (1816–1884)

References: Zimmer, J. (1984). Stained Glass in Australia. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, p 73.

Notes:

Another stained glass window to the memory of Sir Charles Sladen was erected in Christ Church in Birregurra. See: 1887: Christ Church Anglican, Birregurra, Victoria.

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