St John's Anglican Church
St John's Anglican Church 30-06-2022 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St John's Anglican Church 30-06-2022 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St John's Anglican Church

Wentworth, NSW 2648

Church Information

Church Name: St John's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: Church of St John the Evangelist/St John the Evangelist Anglican Church
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 87 Darling St, Wentworth NSW 2648, Australia
Suburb: Wentworth
State: NSW
Postcode: 2648
Foundation Stone Laid: 23-05-1871
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The original foundation stone was laid on 23/5/1871 by His Honour Judge Francis. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Notice records: ...Church of St John the Evangelist - This historic church was built 1871 - the first church on the Darling River...

A plaque records: To the Glory of God - First Church on The Darling - On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Town of Wentworth - This plaque commemorates the laying of the - foundation stone of St John the Evangelist - on the 23rd May, 1871 and the untiring work - of the first Rector William Cocks 1827 ~ 1895 - Unveiled by - The Bishop of Riverina - The Right Reverend Dr Douglas Stevens - on 21st June 2009.

A stone tablet records: A M D G - This new foundation stone was laid by - The Right Reverend Donald Kirk - Bishop of Riverina on the 23rd May 2021 - to commemorate the Sesqui-Centenary - of the laying of the original - Foundation Stone on the 23rd May 1871 - by His Honour Judge Francis. - Titus 2:13 'Wait for the blessed hope'.

A plaque records: St John's Memorial Hall - Erected 1962 - In grateful memory of those of - this parish who gave their - lives in the Two World Wars - 1914 ~ 18 and 1939 ~ 45.

Date Opened: 00-00-1871
Date Closed: unknown


The St John's Anglican Church, Wentworth is part of the Parish of Wentworth and the Diocese of Riverina. The church building was erected to the design of the Rev A D Soames, and dedicated about 1871. It was the first church built along the Darling River. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 11/2/2023.
Last Updated: Saturday 11th February, 2023