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St John the Baptist Anglican Church
St John the Baptist Anglican Church 22-01-2020 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St John the Baptist Anglican Church 22-01-2020 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

St John the Baptist Anglican Church

Mudgee, NSW 2850

Church Information

Church Name: St John the Baptist Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 6 Church St, Mudgee NSW 2850, Australia
Suburb: Mudgee
State: NSW
Postcode: 2850
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1853
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid in 1853 by Bishop Barker. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque in the garden records: Gunther Memorial Garden - Dedicated by Bishop E K Leslie - Sunday 15th May 1988 to commemorate - the first Rector of Mudgee Parish - Reverend James Gunther (1841~79) - Mudgee Parish was founded by - Bishop Broughton on 16th May 1841. - The present Church building - was consecrated on 22nd Nov 1860.

A tablet on the Sunday School building records: This porch is restored - 1941 - in memory of - Arthur H Hardwick - many years a faithful Superintendent - of St John's Sunday School - Died 5.2.41.

A plaque records: This plaque was unveiled by - The Governor of N S W - Sir Roden Cutler VC KCMG CBE - on the 8th March, 1970 - To commemorate the restoration - of the church.

A plaque records: In thanksgiving for the - interior restoration of - St John's Church - Commenced in 1991 - the 150th anniversary of the Parish - Archdeacon Michael Birch, Rector - Barbara Hickson, Architect - To the Glory of God.

A plaque records: This plaque was unveiled to celebrate - the 175th anniversary of the founding - of the Parish of St John the Baptist Mudgee - in the presence of - Bishop George Browning (Rtd) - Bishop Bruce Wilson (Rtd) - Bishop Ian Palmer - 10th Bishop of Bathurst - on Sunday 15th May 2016.

A marble tablet records: In - memory of - The Ven Archdeacon Gunther - 38 years incumbent of this parish - Died 20th December 1879 - Aged 73 years. - Amid these aisles, where once his precepts showed - the heavenward pathway which in life he trod - this simple tablet marks a people's love.

A plaque records: St John the Baptist Anglican Church - The first St John's was completed on this site in 1841. The first - minister, the Reverend James Gunther, served the Mudgee Parish - from 1841 to 1879. The present church, built adjacent to the first - church, was completed by Mudgee builder James Atkinson in - 1860, to the design of Sydney architects William Weaver and - William Kemp ...A 175 Commemoration Project 1822 ~ 1997.

The church also contains a number of Honour Rolls and Memorials to the fallen.

Date Opened: 22-11-1860
Date Closed: unknown
Email: adfmin@churchesaustralia.org


The current St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Mudgee is the second church to be built at this site. The first was completed in 1841 and the current one opened on 22/11/1860. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 9/4/2020 & 30/5/2021.

For some more of the story see - https://johnbroadleyheritage.com/?i=478/the-first-st-johns-anglican-church-mudgee
Last Updated: Sunday 30th May, 2021