St Bartholomew's Anglican Church - Former
St Bartholomew's Anglican Church - Former 28-09-2016 - Peter Liebeskind
St Bartholomew's Anglican Church - Former 22-07-2002 - Alan Patterson

St Bartholomew's Anglican Church - Former

Prospect, NSW 2148

Church Information

Church Name: St Bartholomew's Anglican Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Ponds Rd, Prospect NSW 2148, Australia
Suburb: Prospect
State: NSW
Postcode: 2148
Foundation Stone Laid: 14-04-1841
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Sydney Morning Herald - 17 April 1841)  "PROSPECT CHURCH - On Wednesday last the Bishop of Australia laid the foundation of a Parochial Church at Prospect. There were a number of the most respectable inhabitants of the district and its vicinity who attended on the occasion, and not a few of them testified their sincerity in appearing on such an occasion by liberally subscribing in aid of the funds for the proposed edifice."

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

A masonry plaque high up on the wall records: 1841.

Date Opened: 00-00-1841
Date Closed: 31-12-1967


"Built in 1841, St Bartholomew's was the result of the efforts of explorer William Lawson who crossed the Blue Mountains with Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth in 1813...

The Church served the community until it closed on New Years Eve, 1967, after a second attack of vandalism. On 4 November 1989 fire gutted the Church, destroying the 1850s organ and the 1908 furniture. Restoration work costing $1,374,000 began in 2000...In January 2001 Blacktown City Council finalised the purchase of the property from the Anglican Church Property Trust." (Extract:

A cemetery adjoins the church and contains the grave of William Lawson, of crossing the Blue Mountains fame.

No other details are known about the former church. More historical information.photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 22/5/2018."

Last Updated: Saturday 30th January, 2021