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St James' Anglican Church
St James' Anglican Church 00-10-2018 - Google Maps - google.com.au
St James' Anglican Church - Memorial Cross in memory of founders 14-06-1950 - State Library of Western Australia - https://purl.slwa.wa.go

St James' Anglican Church

Northam, WA 6401

Church Information

Church Name: St James' Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Morrell St & Wellington St E, Northam WA 6401, Australia
Suburb: Northam
State: WA
Postcode: 6401
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque at the site of the original St James' Anglican Church records: Northam/Katrine Heritage Trail - Site of the original St James' Church - The foundation stone for the St James'  Anglican Church was laid on the old Toodyay to York Road in 1861 when it was thought that the town of Northan would develop nearby. - Convict stone masons were employed during construction and the church was consecrated in 1855 [28/5/1855]. It was pulled down in 1904 and a new St James' was built in Northam in 1911... [the laying of the foundation stone and consecration dates are not understood].

A memorial cross in memory of the founders of St James Anglican Church, Northam records: To - the Glory of - God - and in memory of - The Founders of - St James Church - This cross was erected - by the - former worshippers and their children - 1st June 1908 - Consecrated 28th May 1865. - FredK Morrell d 1899: William Chidlow d 1879; Geo Christmass d 1879: Abraham Morgan d 1871; John T Cooke d 1875; Jacob Delmage d 1910. [Photograph No 3, from https://purl.slwa.wa.gov.au/slwa_b4489598_1].

Date Opened: 00-00-1911
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St James' Anglican Church, Northam, was the first Anglican church in the district, built on the outskirts of the town in Hawes Street, between 1851-55. Dissatisfaction later arose among the Anglicans living in the town about the distance of the church from the town. The last service was held in the church about 1890. Church services were then held in the Mechanics Institute, and in 1889 the St John's Anglican Church was built in Wellington Street (see separate entry - 6401). The old St James' Anglican Church was demolished in 1904. To service the Anglicans in West Northam, a new St James' Anglican Church was built in 1911 in Morrell Street. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 3/10/2018 & 19/5/2021.
Last Updated: Wednesday 19th May, 2021