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St. Nicholas' Anglican Church, Floreat


Floreat St Nicholas

Floreat St Nicholas

Floreat St Nicholas

Floreat St Nicholas

Floreat St Nicholas

Floreat St Nicholas

Floreat St Nicholas

Name of institution St. Nicholas' Anglican Church
Type of institution Church
Street Address 47 Berkeley Crescent
City Floreat Park
State Western Australia
Postcode
Country Australia
Name of building St. Nicholas' Anglican Church
Name of room Sanctuary
Dates of the building 24th June 1962
Architect's and builder's names Louis Reginald Williams, Architect
Special architectural features
Special fittings The current Church of St Nicholas was consecrated on 20th October 1962. It was called the Sportsmen's Church due to its connection with the British Empire Games held in Perth the same year. Many sporting organisations donated the beautiful jarrah pews which blend beautifully with the rich jarrah flooring. The stained glass windows were added later.

Archbishop Roger Herft consecrated the icons of Jesus Christ Pantocrator and St Nicholas of Myra during at the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the church building in October 2012.

There is a Remembrance Garden with stunning murals.
Other location information Information from Heritage Council of Western Australia

The Anglican Parish of St Nicholas (Floreat Park) was initially part of the St Edmund's (Wembley) Parish until designated as its own parish in 1972. At first, people from the Floreat area worshipped in the local tennis club. The parish later gathered in the first church hall which was located directly south of the church and accessed from The Boulevard (84-86 The Boulevard). The original church hall was replaced with the current church hall in 1999.

Fund raising to build a church in this developing parish began in the 1950s. Melbourne Architect Louis Williams designed the church and a listing of the projects of this firm identifies the design was overseen by Associate, Bill Douglas. Louis Reginald Williams (1890-1980) was an ecclesiastical architect who designed churches throughout the country, particularly in Victoria, primarily Anglican but also Methodists, Presbyterians, Lutherans and Christian Scientists. Williams was probably the major church architect in Australia in the Arts and Crafts tradition from the 1920s to the 1970s.

The church was consecrated by Archbishop of Perth, Robert Moline, on 20th October 1962 and cost 34,400. As part of the ceremony the church was 'dedicated in honour of Australian Sportsmen who have played an important role in strengthening international relationships and goodwill'. The association with Sports was heightened because the Empire or Commonwealth Games were being held in 1962 and many events were convened at the new Perry Lakes stadium nearby. Many sporting organisations donated the jarrah pews which were chosen to blend with the jarrah flooring. It was noted in the West Australian, that enamelled plaques bearing the insignia of sporting and athletic associations are fixed to the pews of the church. In addition, England Test cricketer, the Rev David Sheppard, preached at Evensong in the new church.

The church features an original organ built by Paul F. Hufner and installed in 1962. The stained glass windows were added after the church's initial construction. Archbishop Roger Herft consecrated the icons of Jesus Christ Pantocrator and St Nicholas of Myra during at the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the church building in October 2012.

Name of contact
Mailing Address
Telephone
Email
Other contact information
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Previous organ(s)
Date of previous organ None
Detail of previous organ
Dates when key work has been undertaken
Dates of any moves that have taken place
Variations from original design of organ
Information on previous organ
Information about comparable instruments to previous organ
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Present organ
Type of installation Freestanding
Case description Open design
Placement in room Rear (west end) gallery
Builder's name Paul F. Hufner
Opus number 17
Date of completion/installation 1962
Construction materials
Number of manuals Two (2)
Key compasses
Number of keys
Key material
Pedal compass
Number of pedals 32
Pedalboard type Radial and concave
Pedalboard material
Type of chests
Type of key action Electro-magnetic
Type of stop action Electro-magnetic
Couplers Swell to Pedal, Great to Pedal, Swell to Great
Tremulants Swell
Accessories   
Console type Stop tabs
Stop label material
Placement Detached in rear gallery, facing the choir and organ
General design
Playing aids Four piston to Swell, Four Pistons to Great.  General cancel.  Nine toe pistons ans two toe couplers.
Divisions    Great, Swell, Pedal
Wind pressures
Stop list
GREAT
Bourdon 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Claribel 8'
Gedeckt 8'
Salicional 8'
Octave 4'
Claribel Flute 4'
Salicet 4'
Twelfth 2 2/3'
Fifteenth 2'
Trumpet 8'
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SWELL
Contra Salicional 16'
Salicional 8'
Gedeckt 8'
Geigen Principal 4'
Lieblich Flute 4'
Salicet 4'
Nazard 2 2/3'
Fifteenth 2'
Salicetina 2'
Larigot 1 1/3'
Double Trumpet 16'
Trumpet 8'
Clarion 4'
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PEDAL
Sub Bass 16'
Bourdon 16'
Open Diapason 8'
Claribel 8'
Gedeckt 8'
Salicional 8'
Choral Bass 4'
Trombone 16'
Trumpet 8'
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Total number of speaking stops 33
Total number of ranks Six ranks extended
Total number of pipes
Dates when key work has been undertaken on current organ
Dates of any moves that have taken place to current organ None
Information on current organ
Comparable instruments to current organ St John's Lutheran Church, Northbridge
Current status Good
Assessment of organ
Other organs by this builder
Photographs Bruce Duncan
Technical documents 
General documents
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Supporting information
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Document control Original entries J R Elms, OAM, Gazetteer of Western Australian Pipe Organs, 1971, 1999,2003 and 2004.
This entry D B Duncan 23 January 2009.
Photographs and stop list added by Bruce Duncan from physical examination of the organ 22 April 2010.


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