St Matthew's Anglican Church - Former
St Matthew's Anglican Church - Former 08-02-2019 -
St Matthew's Anglican Church - Former 08-02-2019 -

St Matthew's Anglican Church - Former

East Kangaloon, NSW 2576

Church Information

Church Name: St Matthew's Anglican Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: St Matthews, 1971 Kangaloon Rd, East Kangaloon NSW 2576, Australia
Suburb: East Kangaloon
State: NSW
Postcode: 2576
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundaton Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 07-01-1902
Date Closed: 00-00-1968


The former St Matthew's Anglican Church, East Kangaloon was in the Parish of Burrawong and the Diocese of Sydney. The church was established in the 1860s, and was one of the first in the district. It was replaced by the present church building which was opened on 7/1/1902 by the Ven Archdeacon John D Langley. [The building was also shared for a time with the Presbyterian Church, and it is possible it was initially built in a joint arrangement with the Presebyterian Church?]. The church closed about 1968, and the property is now privately owned. The East Kangaloon Cemetery adjoins the property, with headstones dating back to 1866. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 10/2/2019.


St. Matthews Church of England at East Kangaloon closed its doors in 1968.
Established in the 1860 s it was among the first churches in the district and
headstones in the adjacent cemetery date back to 1866.

The small number of families in the area and the proximity of Anglican
Churches at Robertson and Kangaloon made it redundant for Parish needs.

The Rev. A.H. Horrex, while Rector at Robertson, purchased the 66 year old
church building and converted it into a comfortable fifteen square, three bedroom
home. The conversion was planned so that the building would not lose any of its
old world charm. o i
Last Updated: Friday 13th May, 2022