St Jude's Anglican Church
St Jude's Anglican Church 23-04-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.
St Jude's Anglican Church 23-04-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.

St Jude's Anglican Church

Bowral, NSW 2576

Church Information

Church Name: St Jude's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: St Simon & St Jude's Anglican Church
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 38 Bendooley St, Bowral NSW 2576, Australia
Suburb: Bowral
State: NSW
Postcode: 2576
Foundation Stone Laid: 08-06-1886
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid by Bishop Barry on 8/6/1886. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

 A plaque on the entrance gate records: In honour of - those who volunteered - in the Great War 1914~1919.

A plaque records: In grateful memory of - Beatrix May Rogers - for many years - actively associated with - St Jude's Sunday School - and Church Choir - Born 7.10.83.  Died 15.7.66

Date Opened: 20-02-1887
Date Closed: unknown


The St Jude's Anglican Church, Bowral is in the Parish of Bowral and the Diocese of Sydney. The earliest Anglican service in the district is dated  from an 1853 Christmas Day service conducted in the Oxley family home, by the Rev James Hassell, who was staying there at the time. The present St Simon and St Jude's Anglican Church building is the third building on the site to be used for Anglican worship. The land had been gifted in 1859 by J N Oxley. The first building was a Church/Sunday School/School building which was completed in 1863, which building was to be available to all denominations. It was later sold to the State Education Department for a school. The first St Simon and St Jude's church building was dedicated in 1874. When it became too small, the foundation stone for the current building was laid on 8/6/1886 by Bishop Barry, and opened by Primate, Dr Barry on 20/2/1887. The official consecration being held on 28/1/1905 by Archbishop Samurez Smith. A cemetery was attached to the original church. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/8/2017 & 16/7/2019.



For more of the St Simon and St Jude story see - booklet "150 Years for Christ - 1853 - 2003". Not sighted. Also the church website
Last Updated: Sunday 12th March, 2023