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St Augustine's Anglican Church
St Augustine's Anglican Church 22-09-2002 - Alan Patterson
St Augustine's Anglican Church 00-07-2015 - Daniela Marenbach

St Augustine's Anglican Church

Neutral Bay, NSW 2089

Church Information

Church Name: St Augustine's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 75 Shellcove Rd, Neutral Bay NSW 2089, Australia
Suburb: Neutral Bay
State: NSW
Postcode: 2089
Foundation Stone Laid: 08-12-1923
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Sydney Morning Herald 10 December 1923)  "NEW CHURCH AT NEUTRAL BAY. "There is a great need for Christian Ideals to-day," said Archbishop Wright, in laying the foundation-stone of a new church of St. Augustine's, Neutral Bay, on Saturday afternoon. He said that he welcomed the opportunity of performing that ceremony, and congratulated the parishioners on their enterprise. The diocese, he said, had long wished for the erection of a suitable edifice."

The text of the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: 29-11-1924
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

The church was designed by Joseland and Gilling Architects while the foundation stone was laid on 8th December 1923, and work completed in 1924 by buuilders Jeffrey and Bartlett for a cost of 12,847 pounds. It replaced the original 1887 timber building.

(Sydney Morning Herald - 26 November 1924)   "ST. AUGUSTINE'S CHURCH, NEUTRAL BAY. On Saturday next Dr. Wentworth Shields. Bishop of Armidale, will dedicate the new Church of St. Augustine's, at Neutral Bay. The old wooden Church which has been demolished, is replaced by a fine perpendicular Gothic building."

(Sydney Morning Herald - 1 December 1924)   "St AUGUSTINES, Neutral Bay. The new church of St Augustine, Neutral Bay, was dedicated on Saturday afternoon by the Bishop of Armidale (Dr Wentworth Sheilds). The Bishop was received by Rev L A Pearce (rector), the Rev J R Le Huray (curate), and officers of the church. Special services were held yesterday, the Ven Archdeacon D'Arcy Irvine being the preacher at the evening service."

No other details are known about St Augustine's Anglican Church, Neutral Bay. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 22/5/2018.

Last Updated: Sunday 27th May, 2018
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