St Nicolas' Anglican Church
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St Nicolas' Anglican Church

Coogee, NSW 2034

Church Information

Church Name: St Nicolas' Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 125 Brook St, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia
Suburb: Coogee
State: NSW
Postcode: 2034
Foundation Stone Laid: 18-12-1886
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Sydney Morning Herald - 20 December 1886)  "ST. NICHOLAS' CHURCH, COOGEE. ---<>--- LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION-STONE. The ceremony in connection with the laying of the memorial stone of St. Nicholas' Church, Coogee, was performed by the Most Rev. the Primate on Saturday afternoon. There was a large attendance of visitors."

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

Date Opened: 26-11-1887
Date Closed: unknown


(Daily Telegraph - 28 November 1887)   "CONSECRATION OF ST. NICHOLAS' AT COOGEE. The new church of St. Nicholas at Coogeee, in the parish of Randwick, was opened on Saturday afternoon under somewhat unfavorable circumstances. Considerable preparations had been made for the religious service, and but for the continuous rain a large congregation would have assembled. As it was the church was about three parts filled.

In August 1905 the church building was almost completed destroyed by fire.

(Evening News - 19 August 1905)   "FIRE AT COOGEE. ANOTHER ANGLICAN CHURCH DESTROYED. A MYSTERIOUS OUTBREAK. St. Nicolas' Anglican Church which stood on a fine site at the intersection of Carr and Brook streets, Coogee was last night destroyed by fire. So rapid was the work of destruction that, though the fire brigades were out with all smartness, the saving of the building was an impossibility. The church was reopened in 1906 and the current Fincham organ was purchased from Newcastle Cathedral."

No other details are known about the St Nicolas' Anglican Church, Coogee. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 25/5/2018 & 19/8/2020.

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Last Updated: Wednesday 19th August, 2020