Bayside Anglican Church
Bayside Anglican Church 15-09-2017 - Peter Liebeskind
Bayside Anglican Church 24-06-2006 - J Bar

Bayside Anglican Church

Arncliffe, NSW 2205

Church Information

Church Name: Bayside Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: St David's Anglican Church/Cross-culture Bible Church
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 54 Forest Rd, Arncliffe NSW 2205, Australia
Suburb: Arncliffe
State: NSW
Postcode: 2205
Foundation Stone Laid: 22-01-1910
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The first foundation stone for the building in Forest Road was laid on 22/1/1910 by Archbishop Wright. When the partially contructed building was destroyed in a gale, the Archbishop laid a second foundation stone on 25/8/1914. The text on the foundation stones is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: 25-01-1915
Date Closed: unknown


The first St David's Anglican Church building was erected in Hirst Street, Arncliffe prior to 1861. It was constructed on land donated by David Hannam, the son of a pioneer convict, Reuben Hannam, who was originally given the block of land.

A larger and more centrally located building was required by 1910. This was to be located in Forest Road and the Archbishop laid the foundation stone on 22/1/1910. Unfortunately about six months later the partly constructed building was destroyed in a gale. It was about four years before a second foundation stone was laid by the Archbishop on 15/8/1914. The church was opened on 25/1/1915. Many changes have occurred since that time, and in 2018 it changed its name to Bayside Anglican Church (see reference below). More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 18/6/2020.

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Last Updated: Thursday 18th June, 2020