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Annandale, NSW - Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian


State: New South Wales
Denomination: Presbyterian
Address: Corner Johnson & Collins Streets Annandale
GPS: -33.883732, 151.169654

History and Architecture:

Built between 1886 and 1889 and opened in February 1889 the church was a gift by Mrs Helen Hunter Baillie as a memorial to her husband John Baillie who died in 1854. He was a sub-editor of the Colonial Observer and later the Secretary and Inspector of the Bank of New South Wales.

The Architect's were Cyril Arthur Blackett son of the famous colonial architect Edmund Blacket. The building cost £35,000,

The Church was constructed in the early English Gothic style. The spire is 60 metres above street level while the interior contains pillars of Scottish granite and Melbourne bluestone.

Much of the timber is Australian red cedar whilst the pulpit is superbly carved Oamaru stone from New Zealand, with green marble columns and base.

An on-going program of restoration has taken place one of which cost $90,000 in the 1980's.


Hill & Son 1890. Its case, designed by Dr A.G. Hill, is reminiscent of the firms' design for Chichester Cathedral, from 1888 and incorporates burnished tin façade pipes. Built in 1890 at a cost of £850, the organ was opened on 29 May 1892 by Sydney City Organist, Auguste Wiegand.



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2010 - Rev Peter DUNSTAN  
Annandale, NSW - Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian