St Aidan's Anglican Church
St Aidan's Anglican Church 09-04-2021 - Derek Flannery
St Aidan's Anglican Church 23-04-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.

St Aidan's Anglican Church

Exeter, NSW 2579

Church Information

Church Name: St Aidan's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 5 Exeter Rd, Exeter NSW 2579, Australia
Suburb: Exeter
State: NSW
Postcode: 2579
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-03-1895
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone records: This stone was - laid by - Mrs Frank Badgery - March 1895

A plaque records: In memory of - the sweetness and the beauty of the life - of Mary Ann Badgery - died 29th September 1898 - aged 83 - for 64 years a resident of this district - Fahther I will that they also, whom thou has given me - be with me where I am, John Chap. XVII Verse XXIV.

A plaque records: To the glory of God - and in rememberance of - Arthur Yates 1861-1926 - and his beloved wife - Caroline Mary 1867-1916 - who helped to build this church in which - they loved to worship - Erected by their children and friends - 1937.

.A plaque records: Mrs Margorie Watts - of - 'Byways' - born Manly 23.5.1888 - died Exeter 10.9.1974 - remembered by her - Exeter friends.

A sign outside records: Helen Petherbridge - Memorial Gardens - 1991.

A Church Hall foundation stone records: This hall was built 1922 - to commemorate - The Great War of 1914~1918 - in which - Australia with Great Britain - and other Allies - fought for - Justice and Freedom.


Date Opened: 11-01-1896
Date Closed: unknown


The St Aidan's Anglican Church, Exeter is part of the Parish of Sutton Forest and the Diocese of Sydney. In 1893 Anglican services were held in private homes like that of the Badgery's and the Yates. St Aidan's was soon built and opened in July, 1895 being dedicated on 11/1/1896. It has subsequently been extended and renovated, with modifications about 2005 altering it to face the other way. Originally the altar was at the East end of the church, with the stained glass behind it. The Church Hall was built in 1922 as a Memorial Hall. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 8/9/2017 & 17/8/2021.

Last Updated: Monday 18th September, 2023