St Matthew's Anglican Church
St Matthew's Anglican Church 21-09-2002 - Alan Patterson
St Matthew's Anglican Church 05-05-2009 - Sardaka

St Matthew's Anglican Church

Botany, NSW 2019

Church Information

Church Name: St Matthew's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 1331 Botany Rd, Botany NSW 2019, Australia
Suburb: Botany
State: NSW
Postcode: 2019
Foundation Stone Laid: 18-03-1862
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Empire, Sydney - 19 March 1862)   "NEW CHURCH OF ST. MATTHEW, BOTANY. LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE. The interesting and impressive ceremony of laying the foundation stone of a new church, in connection with the Anglican Church, took place yesterday, at Botany. The erection of a church in this locality has long been desired, and for a considerable lime contemplated by the members of the Church of Englond, dwelling in that neighbourhood, and after some difficulty and an energetic struggle on the part of those comprising the congregation of the temporary churoh of that communion, sufficient funds have, with the aid of the Church Society, been collected to enable them to build a commodious, neat, and substantial church. The site on which it is to be erected, is about twenty yards to the left of the road leading from Sydney to Botany, and about equidistant from, and lying in the valley between the hills, on which stand the Roman Catholic Church and the Wesleyan Chapel."

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

Date Opened: 09-11-1862
Date Closed: unknown


(Sydney Morning Herald - 21 November 1862)  "RELIGIOUS MEMORANDA. CHURCH OF ENGLAND. On Sunday, 9th instant, the new church of St. Matthew's, Botany, was formally opened for divine service. The Rev. W. H. Savigny, M.A., Warden of St, Paul's College, assisted by the Rev. A. H. Bull, M.A., officiated at the services."

No other details are known about the church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 4/5/2018.

Last Updated: Friday 4th May, 2018