Armidale District Baptist Church
Armidale District Baptist Church 14-08-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Armidale District Baptist Church 29-01-2023 - Peter Holford

Armidale District Baptist Church

Armidale, NSW 2350

Church Information

Church Name: Armidale District Baptist Church
Church Previous Name: Armidale Baptist Church
Denomination: Baptist
Street Address: 124 Jessie St, Armidale NSW 2350, Australia
Suburb: Armidale
State: NSW
Postcode: 2350
Foundation Stone Laid: 17-07-1918
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Four foundation stones from left to right, facing Rusden Street, record:

  • 'God is our refuge' - This stone was laid by - Reuben Bell Esq - 17th July 1918
  • 'To the Glory of God' - This stone was laid by - J H Burnet Esq - President of the Baptist Union of NSW - 17th July 1918
  • 'God is love' This stone was laid by - Rev A J Waldock - 17th July 1918
  • 'The Lord shall guide thee' - This stone was laid by - Charles Thorpe Esq - 17th July 1918.


Date Opened: 14-12-1918
Date Closed: unknown


The Armidale District Baptist Church is a member of the Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT. The earliest Baptist service in Armidale was held in October 1877, and the first Baptist church building in Armidale was opened, at another site, in 1882. The present church building was opened on 14/12/1918. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/11/2018& 4/2/2023.

For more of the church story see: A Burden for Outreach: The Story of the Baptists of Armidale and the New England NSW / by David Betts - 2018.  Not sighted. 
Last Updated: Saturday 4th February, 2023