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St John's Anglican Church
St John's Anglican Church 06-04-2022 - Gilbert Read
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St John's Anglican Church

Wentworth, NSW 2648

Church Information

Church Name: St John's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: St John the Evangelist Anglican Church
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 87 Darling St, Wentworth NSW 2648, Australia
Suburb: Wentworth
State: NSW
Postcode: 2648
Foundation Stone Laid: 23-05-1871
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No details of the original Foundation Stone are known. Information/photographs are invited.

Notice records: ...Church of St John the Evangelist - This historic church was built 1871 - the first church on the Darling River...

A plaque records: First Church on The Darling - On the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Town of Wentworth - This plaque commemorates the laying of the - foundation stone of St John the Evangelist - on the 23rd May, 1871 and the untiring work - of the first Rector William Cocks 1827 ~ 1895 - Unveiled by - The Bishop of Riverina - The Right Reverend Dr Douglas Stevens - on 21st June 2009.

A stone tablet records: A M D G - This new foundation stone was laid by - The Right Reverend Donald Kirk - Bishop of Riverina on the 23rd May 2021 - to commemorate the Sesqui-Centenary - of the laying of the original - Foundation Stone on the 23rd May 1871 - by His Honour Judge Francis. - Titus 2:13 'Wait for the blessed hope'.

Date Opened: 00-00-1871
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

The St John's Anglican Church, Wentworth is part of the Parish of Wentworth and the Diocese of Riverina. The church building was erected to the design of the Rev A D Soames, and dedicated about 1871. It was the first church built along the Darling River. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 29/8/2021.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Mattinbgn - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7565186
Last Updated: Wednesday 6th April, 2022
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