All Saints Anglican Church
All Saints Anglican Church 20-07-2002 - Alan Patterson
All Saints Anglican Church 20-07-2002 - Alan Patterson

All Saints Anglican Church

North Parramatta, NSW 2151

Church Information

Church Name: All Saints Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 29 Elizabeth St, North Parramatta NSW 2151, Australia
Suburb: North Parramatta
State: NSW
Postcode: 2151
Foundation Stone Laid: 23-05-1846
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Sydney Morning Herald - 26 May 1846)  "PARRAMATTA. FOUNDATION OF NEW CHURCH. THE ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the church for the parish of Marsfield in this town, took place on Saturday."

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

A plaque records: Jesus said - 'Go to the people of all nations - and make them my desciples' - (Matthew 28:19) - Commemorating - The 150th Anniversary - of the laying - of the Foundation Stone - on - 23rd May, 1846.

A plaque records: 'Blessed be he who enters in the name of the Lord' (Psalm 118:26) - This church was built on land given to Reverend Samuel Marsden - in 1822 being part of a 112 acre property called Newlands. He was a - Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a leader of the Anglican Church - during the early years of European Settlement in Australia.---------- All Saints was erected after Marsden's death in his memory and was - partly funded with money left by Marsden for that purpose. The buiulding - was opened for public use to worship God on 31st October 1847. --------- This plaque commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the death of - Samuel Marsden on 12th May 1838 and is dedicated by his descendent, - the Reverend Samuel Edward Marsden of Ingrave, Essex, England - 11th May, 1988 with thanksgiving to God.

Date Opened: 31-10-1847
Date Closed: unknown


In 1822 Rev. Samuel Marsden chose the land, gifted it to the church and later bequeathed two hundred pounds to help build it. All Saints Anglican Church was consecrated on 21/1/1848 by Bishop Broughton, Bishop of Sydney. It was subsequently extended and a spire was added. The church building was completed in 1862, essentially as it is today. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 25/4/2018.
Last Updated: Wednesday 25th April, 2018