St Stephen's Anglican Church
St Stephen's Anglican Church 18-04-2002 - Alan Patterson
St Stephen's Anglican Church 03-12-2018 - Peter Liebeskind

St Stephen's Anglican Church

Portland, NSW 2847

Church Information

Church Name: St Stephen's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 5 Williwa St, Portland NSW 2847, Australia
Suburb: Portland
State: NSW
Postcode: 2847
Foundation Stone Laid: 07-03-1903
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Lithgow Mercury - 10 March 1903)  "CHURCH OF ENGLAND, PORTLAND. LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE. [from a correspondent] The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the Church of England, to be known as St. Stephen's, was performed here on Saturday afternoon by Mrs. Abbott, of Wallerawang, in the presence of a large and representative gathering. The Rev. A. R. Maclean, the rector, conducted the service, proceedings commencing with the hymn "The Church's One Foundation," sung by the choir. After the usual ceremony Mrs. Abbott, who was attended by Mrs. Barton, declared the stone well and. truly laid. Mr. Maclean delivered an appropriate address, taking for his text "The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob." Mrs. Abbott was presented with a beautifully, engraved trowel, the inscription being : ".Presented to Mrs. Abbott, of Wallerawang, on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of St. Stephen's Church of England, Portland, 7th March, 1903."

"The stone was inscribed as follows : " Ad majorem del Gloriam. This stone was laid by Mrs. Abbott, of Wallerawang, on the 7th of March, 1903."

Date Opened: 09-08-1903
Date Closed: unknown


The St Stephen's Anglican Church, Portland.

(Sydney Morning Herald - 15 August 1903)   "CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Archdeacon Gunther, M A. , Vicar-General and Commissary, on Sunday morning dedicated and opened for Divine service the new Church of St Stephen's at Portland."

No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 14/5/2018 & 10/6/2021.

Last Updated: Thursday 10th June, 2021