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Rev R N Langshaw


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Rev. Reginald Norman Langshaw (1911 - 2001) was the Rector from 1940 to 1944.


He was born in Leichhardt, Sydney on 19 January 1911 and trained for the ministry at Moore College between 1932 and 1935. He was the Eleanor Abbot Scholar in 1934.


Rev.  Langshaw was the Curate at St Paul’s, Chatswood between 1935 and 1937.


He married his wife, Iris, at St Paul’s in 1937. They had three children, Kenneth, Stuart and Ailsa.


During 1937 -1938 Rev. Langshaw served with the Bush Church Aid Society at Wilcannia.


From 1938 until his retirement in 1976 his appointments were:


Curate – Christ Church, Gladesville, 1938 – 1940

Rector – Prospect & Seven Hills, 1940 – 1944

Rector – Canley Vale & Cabramatta, 1944 – 1945

Rector - St Alban’s Belmore & Moorefields. 1945 – 1947

Rector - St Michael’s Surry Hills, 1947 – 1954

Rural Dean – Cook’s River, 1950 – 1954

Rector – St Anne’s Ryde, 1954 – 1963

Rector – St George’s Hurstville, 1963 – 1974

State Secretary B.C.A. 1974 – 1976


In their retirement Rev. and Mrs Langshaw lived at Castle Hill and were involved with the St Paul’s Castle Hill parish.  Rev. Langshaw died in 2001 and Mrs Langshaw died in 2002.


Source: Ailsa Crane

Photo courtesy: A Crane