Saint James Anglican Church Saint James Anglican Church Saint James Anglican Church Saint James Anglican Church Saint James Anglican Church Saint James Anglican Church

Saint James Anglican Church

Overview

The Anglican Parish of St James at Morpeth is one of the oldest in Australia, consecrated on December 31, 1840 and with St. James as its Patron, by William Broughton, the first Bishop of Australia.

In the early 1860’s the architect Edmund Blacket added the sanctuary and sacristy, the chancel arch and the carved stone pulpit. In 1874 the church suffered major damage from a fire in the roof and another architect, Mr John Horbury Hunt, oversaw the repairs.

Hunt included the walls of the Nave in the repairs and removed the original internal brick lining to these walls, and built the new ‘hammer beam’ style of roof, which resembles the hull of a timber ship. This is the roof framing which is still visible today.


Free Entry

+ Add to Itinerary

Also Recommended for you

Maitland

Vinnies Maitland

  • Enquiry Desk
  • Entity Facility
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Shop / Gift Shop
East Maitland

TGI Fridays – Green Hills

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.
  • American
  • Bar
  • Cuisine type
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
  • Entity Facility
Morpeth

Miss Lily’s Lollies

  • Enquiry Desk
  • Entity Facility
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Non Smoking
  • Shop / Gift Shop
Morpeth From $200

William Arnott Hotel

  • Accreditation
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • COVID Safe
  • Entity Facility
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Internet Access Point
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Furniture

We acknowledge the Wonnarua People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land within the Maitland Local Government Area. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and future with a spiritual connection to these lands.

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap