St Mary's Anglican Church
St Mary's Anglican Church 25-11-2007 - J Bar - See Note.

St Mary's Anglican Church

Waverley, NSW 2024

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 240 Birrell St, Waverley NSW 2024, Australia
Suburb: Waverley
State: NSW
Postcode: 2024
Foundation Stone Laid: 05-06-1863
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Sydney Morning Herald - 6 June 1863)   "MARY'S CHURCH, WAVERLEY. THE foundation stone of the new church, to be erected for the members of the Church of England residing at Waverley, was laid yesterday afternoon by his Excellency, the Governor. The structure will be in the Early, English style; the nave will be seventy-two feet by thirty, and the chancel twenty feet square. The contract, which has been taken by Mr. W. Bailey, of Newtown, is for the masonry and the roofing, leaving the spire and the internal fittings to be subsequently contracted for. The architect for the church is Mr. E. T. Blacket."

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

Date Opened: 19-05-1864
Date Closed: unknown


(Sydney Mail - 21 May 1864)   "CONSECRATION OF ST. MARY'S CHURCH, WAVERLEY. On Thursday, the ceremony of consecration of the above church was celebrated by the Bishop of Sydney, assisted by the Bishop of Brisbane."

"n 1857 a small stone church was built in Church Street Waverley for the Anglican congregation. It was soon found to be inadequate, and the construction of the present building commenced with the laying of its foundation stone on June 6th, 1863. [Note the date differs from the SMH Article above.]

The building was consecrated on May 19th, 1864. Ten years later it was extended by 17ft. to its present size. In 1993 a gallery was added and the organ relocated.

The church was designed in the Early English Gothic style by Edmund Blackett, a prominent Victorian Architect." (Extract Church Website -

No other details are known about St Mary's Anglican Church, Waverley. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 13/5/2018.

Note: Photograph source - By J Bar [GFDL ( or CC BY 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons
Last Updated: Sunday 13th May, 2018