All Saints Anglican Church
All Saints Anglican Church - Former Rookwood Railway Station. unknown date - Photograph supplied by Steve Kemp
All Saints Anglican Church - Memorial Window unknown date - Ian Bevege

All Saints Anglican Church

Ainslie, ACT 2602

Church Information

Church Name: All Saints Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 9 Cowper St, Ainslie ACT 2602, Australia
Suburb: Ainslie
State: ACT
Postcode: 2602
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

Window from St Clement's Attercliffe in Sheffield, used as a memorial window.

A plaque records: War Memorial Window - The east end window was dedicated - on Remembrance Sunday 12th November, 1967 - by The Venerable F M Hill Th L - Archdeacon of Canberra - To the Glory of God and in memory of - those of this parish and district - who gave their lives in The Second World War, - 1939 ~ 1945 - This memorial plaque was unveiled by - His Excellency - Sir Charles Johnston KCMG - High Commissioner for the United Kingdom - The Reverend N J Chynoweth MA Th L - Rector ~ C J Wadie, H S Clarke, W L Perry - Wardens.

Date Opened: 01-11-1959
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

The All Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie was originally built in 1868 as a railway station for the Rookwood cemetery in Sydney. It was moved to Canberra in the 1950s and re-constructed for use as All Saints church. It was dedicated on All Saints day 1/11/1959 and consecrtated in 1975. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 18/2/2019.

For more of the story see - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-08/all-saints-from-mortuary-railway-station-to-canberra-church/7310516?fbclid=IwAR0EO1JxoenfvjqmimubjuJNpFkxYQaYqASZoJp0WPZnJwz_wcMq1KITw2g
Last Updated: Monday 18th February, 2019
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