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20 November 2013

1824 – St. James Church, King St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Francis Greenway The church came about through a series of unusual events. In 1819 convict and civil architect Francis Greenway was asked to design a courthouse for Governor Lachlan Macquarie. At that...

15 November 2013

1935 – St Stephen’s Church, Macquarie St., Sydney, Australia

Architect: Reid & Munro Originally, a Presbyterian church, St Stephen’s is now part of the Uniting Church of Australia following the amalgamation of the Presbyterian, Wesleyan and Congregational churches in 1977. Built on...

15 November 2013

1840 – The Garrison Church, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

Architect: Henry Ginn “The builder was Edward Flood and accepted price for materials is interesting to scan, Bricks were 2/15 a thousand. A labourer worked 10 hours for 5/- a week while the...

14 November 2013

1845 – Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney, Australia

The atmospheric interior of Christ Church has developed and changed over the years since consecration in 1845. It remains a work in progress with numerous architects contributing, most notably colonial architect Edmund Blacket...

14 November 2013

1835 – St. Brigid’s Church, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

Situated in Sydney’s historic Rocks precinct, St Brigid’s is the oldest surviving place of Catholic worship in Australia. Governor Richard Bourke approved the site and building plan in 1833: “for a Roman Catholic...

11 October 2013

1844 – St. Patrick’s Church, Church Hill, Sydney, Australia

Architect: John Frederick Hilly The plans for St Patrick’s may have been loosely modelled on St Anthony’s Church of 1833 in Liverpool, and were originally drawn by William Fernyhough, a Sydney draughtsman. Unfortunately...

04 October 2013

1789 – Christ Church, Delgany, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Whitmore Davis / Joseph Welland / John McCurdy Founded in the late 1780s, built by Peter La Touche at a cost of £5,000 and possibly designed by Whitmore Davis, with later work...

16 September 2013

1834 – Trinity Church, Catherine St., Limerick, Co. Limerick

Architect: Joseph Fogerty Built as a Church of Ireland chapel for a nearby Asylum for Blind Women. The money for construction was raised in Ireland and England by Rev. Edward Newenham Hoare. Now...

16 August 2013

1858 – Presbyterian Church & School, Clones, Co. Monaghan

Architect: William J. Barre Simple Presbyterian church, probably by William Barre, with slightly later school adjacent.