Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Holy Trinity Anglican Church 28-08-2002 - Alan Patterson

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Dubbo, NSW 2830

Church Information

Church Name: Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 158 Brisbane St, Dubbo NSW 2830, Australia
Suburb: Dubbo
State: NSW
Postcode: 2830
Foundation Stone Laid: 10-04-1875
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Sydney Morning Herald - 20 April 1875)  "CHURCH OF ENGLAND, DUBBO.—On Saturday, the 10th instant (as reported in the Dispatch), the foundation stone of the new Church of England church was laid by the Hon. Sir Alfred Stephen, C.B., K.C.M.G. There was a large attendance of the leading members of the Church of England, as well as of other denominations; and the following ministers were present ;—Rev. J. H. Mullens, incumbent of Trinity Church, Dubbo; Rev. Mr. Vaughan, Church of England, Wellington ; Rev. O. B. Greig, Presbyterian; and Rev. C. W. Phillips, Wesleyan. After the usual ceremony, Sir Alfred Stephen delivered a short but forcible address, and the scroll was read which was to be placed in the bottle. It set out the names of the committee, trustees, and all the other information usually contained in such documents. This, with copies of the local papers, coins of the realm, &c, were placed in a bottle, and deposited in a cavity prepared for the purpose. The stone having been adjusted, Sir Alfred spread the mortar, and gently tapping the stone with the mallet, declared it to be well and truly laid."

A tablet records: On the 10th day of April 1875 - the foundation stone of - this church was laid, - to the Glory of God, by - The Right Hon. Sir Alfred - Stephen, PC, GCMG, GB - Chief Justice 1844 ~ 1873 - Lieutenant Governor 1875 ~ 1891.

A tablet records: To commemorate - the centenary service - 21st March 1976 - in the presence of - The Governor of NSW - His Excellency - Sir Roiden Cutler - VC, KCMG, CBE, K St J.

Date Opened: 19-03-1876
Date Closed: unknown
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(Australian Town & Country Journal - 25 March 1876)  "DUBBO. Monday. The new Church of England Church was opened yesterday by the Bishop of Bathurst, in the presence ol a very large assemblage. £85 was collected. Tho Bishop preached morning and evening. The church was designed by Edmund Blackett, the builder of the church was W. Moffit at a cost of £ 3,500 and the stone used in the construction was quarried near the Macquarie River in West Dubbo."

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

Last Updated: Thursday 15th August, 2019