Christ Church Anglican Church
Christ Church Anglican Church 30-04-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.
Christ Church Anglican Church 30-04-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.

Christ Church Anglican Church

Cooma, NSW 2630

Church Information

Church Name: Christ Church Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: Christ Church Maneroo
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 151 Maffra Rd, Cooma NSW 2630, Australia
Suburb: Cooma
State: NSW
Postcode: 2630
Foundation Stone Laid: 17-02-1845
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid on 17/2/1845 by Bishop Broughton. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: Christ Church Maneroo - This church, the foundation stone of which was laid in 1845, is the first church to have been built in Manaro and was used as a place of regular worship unitl 1872.

In 1936 the church was partially restored and dedicated as a memorial to the pioneers of the district and to the Rt. Rev Bishop Broughton, First Bishop of Australia and the Rev E G Pryce the pioneer Clergyman of Manaro, who were responsible for the erection of this church. [By Dr Burgmann, Bishop of Goulburn]

Within these grounds are recorded names of many of the eary pioneers.

This plaque records the complete restoration and re-hallowing of the church in 1960.

The service was a feature of the Festival of The Snow Celebrations.

Date Opened: 23-02-1850
Date Closed: unknown


The Christ Church Anglican Church, Cooma is part of the Parish of Cooma and the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn. Built in 1845, it is the oldest Christian worship building on the Monaro, located just beyond the outskirts of Cooma. Bishop W G Broughton, the first and only Bishop of Australia, drew up the plans, chose the site, laid the foundation stone and signed the contract for the construction of this church. The church was consecrated by Bishop Broughton on 23/2/1850. Regular worship ceased in this building when St Paul's Cooma was completed in 1871/2. Special services are held occasionally.

A cemetery on two sides of the church is the resting place of many of the early district pioneers.

More historical information/photographs of the chuch/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 15/9/2017.

Last Updated: Thursday 31st March, 2022