St Silas Anglican Church
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St Silas Anglican Church

Breadalbane, NSW 2581

Church Information

Church Name: St Silas Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: The Chisholm Memorial Church of St Silas
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Cullerin Rd & Breadalbane Rd, Breadalbane NSW 2581, Australia
Suburb: Breadalbane
State: NSW
Postcode: 2581
Foundation Stone Laid: 27-10-1937
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: A M D G - This stone of The Chisholm - Memorial Church of St Silas, Breadalbane - was laid by - The Right Rev E H Burgmann MA - Bishop of Goulburn - on 27thth October 1937 - C Ashley Wilson ~ Rector - Wardens - O Collett, A Murray, S A Ralph.

A plaque on the church wall (re seat) by the entrance records: In Memory of - Percival James Godfrey - (Jim) Bell - 5.7.1920 ~ 8.9.2006 - and -  Valeria (Fay) Bell - 21.5.1924 ~ 20.9.1980 - 'Wandara' - Breadalbane.

Tablets on gate pillars at the St Silas Anglican Church Cemetery in Mutmutbilly Road, Breadalbane records:

  • In Memory of - Pte Persey Ings - who fell in France - on 20th July 1916 - Age 23 - 'O Grave where is thy Victory' - 1 Cor XV 55 - Erected by - his Parents and Friends.
  • In Memory of - Lt Cp I L Murray - who fell in France - on 26th July 1916 - Age 23 - 'O Death where is thy Sting' - 1 Cor XV 59 - Erected by - his Parents and Friends.
Date Opened: 00-00-1937
Date Closed: unknown


The St Silas Anglican Church, Breadalbane is part of the Cartwright Mission District and the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn, It was formerly known as The Chisholm Memorial Church of St Silas, as a tribute to the generosity of Mrs Lucy Chisholm, who donated the land and assisted with the cost of the church building. The original St Silas church building was located in Mutmutbilly Road, at the site of the St Silas Anglican Church Cemetery. It was demolished a decade or so after WW1, due to the undermining of its foundation by tree roots, and the materials used to erect the present church building. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 15/9/2021.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Mattinbgn (talk · contribs) - Own work, CC BY 3.0,  AND

Last Updated: Wednesday 15th September, 2021