Australian Christian Church Histories

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Bondi Junction, NSW - Mary the Virgin Anglican


State: New South Wales
Denomination: Anglican
Address: 240 Birrell Street Bondi Junction
GPS: -33.896512, 151.255302

History and Architecture:

Built in 1890 this church was one of Edmund Blacket's earlier churches. Built by W Bailey its stone church in Ecclesiastical Gothic style. It boasts a long nave with chancel, vestry and two side porches. Dressed sandstone with concrete tiled roof (originally shingled). Paired lancet windows between buttresses. Stained glass with label moulds over. Good belfry above western parapet gable.

Foundation stone laid 1863 and consecrated by Bishop Barker on 19 May 1864.


The original organ was built by August Gern in 1888. Gern was a foreman of Cavaillé-coll, who set up business for himself in England after supervising the erection of some Cavaillé-Coll instruments. In 1960 Noad rebuilt the instrument, providing new cone chests under the Richardson upper-boards, but leaving the Gern ventils and Pedal chest untouched. By 1979 the instrument was almost unplayable and in 1980 Peter Jewkes electrified the action.



* The list may not contain all serving Clergy.
1857 - Rev Stanley MITCHELL  
1884 - Rev Robert MCKEOWN  
1920 - 1928 Rev Egerton NORTH-ASH  
1928 - Rev Frederick RILEY  
1937 - Rev Edward PATTISON-CLARKE  
1967 - Rev Terence DICKS  
2006 - Rev Cliff STRATTON  
Bondi Junction, NSW - Mary the Virgin Anglican