St Peter's Anglican Church - Former

Coila, NSW 2537

Church Information

Church Name: St Peter's Anglican Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Creek St, Coila NSW 2537, Australia
Suburb: Coila
State: NSW
Postcode: 2537
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited
Date Opened: 00-00-1871
Date Closed: unknown


The St Peter's Anglican Church, Coila. "In August 1871 portion 284 of 2a was authorized to be dedicated for the Church of England Church and Parsonage, along with Lots 11, 12 and 13 for a public school. The school did not happen.The Church of England was quickly built and was described some detail in the Goulburn Herald [Goulburn Herald and Chronicle 2 September 1871]. 'The building is of slabs, with a shingled roof, and consists of a nave, presbytery, sacristy, and porch – the latter placed a little nearer the east than west, by which means a good deal of extra accommodation can be obtained, especially for the occasion of baptisms. The Presbytery is raised three steps, and is guarded by a low railing; the altar is correctly vested, and has over it, on a band of blue in yellow letters, in church text, are the words, “whosoever eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life. It is intended to run similar texts from holy writ along the whole of the walls. A small prayer desk stands on the north side of the church."' The Church was built by Andrew Anderson and described as a very perfect specimen of bush carpentry. By 1884 the little church had gathered a few embelishments and is described as having a bellco and a wooden cross surrounding the gate of the porch. The congregation had also further added to their band of lettering with the words over the inner door “Enter ye into His gates with thanksgiving” in white letters on a blue band. Inside the church the texts of scripture now ran all around the church though like the outside lettering they were now white rather than the original yellow. Seating was chairs with no areas set aside for particular families or individuals...The church like the village itself has long since vanished". [Sourced from: - pages 10-11]. The actual location is very approximate - more historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Entery dated 20/6/2022.

Last Updated: Monday 20th June, 2022