Parkes Presbyterian Church
Parkes Presbyterian Church 07-02-2020 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Parkes Presbyterian Church 07-02-2020 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

Parkes Presbyterian Church

Parkes, NSW 2870

Church Information

Church Name: Parkes Presbyterian Church
Church Previous Name: St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: Corner of Gap St and, Hill St, Parkes NSW 2870, Australia
Suburb: Parkes
State: NSW
Postcode: 2870
Foundation Stone Laid: 16-10-1918
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation Stone records: This stone was laid by - The Right Rev - Professor R G McIntyre MA BD - Moderator General - Presbyterian Church - of Australia - October 16th 1918. - Rev C F McAlpine, Minister.

Foundation stone on the hall records: To the Glory of God - This foundation stone was laid by - His Excellency The Governor of New South Wales - Lieutenant General Sir John Northcott - KCMG KCVO CB - 11th September 1954.

Date Opened: 21-05-1919
Date Closed: unknown


The Parkes Presbyterian Church began in the mid 1880s, with services held in private home, business premises, Court House and Masonic Hall.  In the early years combined services with the Methodists were also held. The present church building was opened on 21/5/1919 by the Moderator of Orange Presbytery, the Rev W Fisher Craige. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 12/4/2020.

For more of the St Andrew's story see - St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Parkes, N.S.W. jubilee week official souvenir : to commemorate the fiftieth year of Presbyterianism in Parkes, 1886-1936 - A copy of the souvenir booklet is available at -

Last Updated: Sunday 12th April, 2020