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John Herbert Gregory (1827–1897)

John Gregory, by Hills & Saunders, n.d.

John Gregory, by Hills & Saunders, n.d.


The death is announced of the Rev John Herbert Gregory, late incumbent of All Saints' Church, St. Kilda.

The Rev John Herbert Gregory was the son of the prothonotary at Sydney, and came over to Victoria early in the episcopate of the late Bishop Perry. He was ordained in 1850, and his first charge was at Bendigo. In 1885 he was appointed to the Prahran parish, which then included St Kilda. On the division of the parish he took charge of All Saints Church, St Kilda, retaining it until 1893, when although he had not quite reached the specified age of 70 he retired on a superannuation allowance and took up his residence in Sussex, England. The rev. gentleman was the first to introduce choral services in Victoria, and his action in that respect was the cause of a rather spirited controversy. Bishop Perry pronounced the innovation illegal but on appeal to England this decision was upset. The news of Mr Gregory's death came as a surprise to his former friends in the ministry, because, by the last accounts, he was in good health.

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John Gregory, by Hills & Saunders, n.d.

John Gregory, by Hills & Saunders, n.d.


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April, 1897 (aged ~ 70)

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