St Mary's Anglican Church - Former
St Mary's Anglican Church - Former Yarra 22-01-2022 - Derek Flannery
St Mary's Anglican Church - Former 00-00-1981 - Sue McC -

St Mary's Anglican Church - Former

Yarra, NSW 2580

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Anglican Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Yarra Primitive Methodist Church
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Barkers Ln, Yarra NSW 2580, Australia
Suburb: Yarra
State: NSW
Postcode: 2580
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: St Marys Church - Yarra

Date Opened: 00-00-1868
Date Closed: 00-00-1985


The former St Mary's Anglican Church, Yarra (Run-O-Water) was originally a Primitive Methodist Church building. The building was erected about 1868, probably during the term of the Rev John Foggon. It continued to be used by the Methodists, supported by local Anglicans, until their numbers were unable to support the church and the building was sold to the Anglicans about 19021. [The Methodist numbers grew over time and they built another church, in Yarra in 1925, with materials from the Thornford Church]. The now Anglican church continued to be used for worship until the 1950s, but was destroyed by fire in the 1980s2. A small cemetery is located next to the church with headstones from the 1870s and the graves of Mr & Mrs David Clarke, pionerers of the original Primitive Methodist Church. More historical information/photograhs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 26/1/2022.





Note 1: (p 77-78) illuminate (27th Jun 2019). Methodism in the lilac city: the story of the Methodist Church in Goulburn, N.S.W. and the surrounding district.. In Website illuminate. Retrieved 26th Jan 2022 10:17, from

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