Sunday, 19 May 2013

St Peters Anglican Church celebrates its 175th anniversary

St Peters Anglican Church located on the Princes Highway, celebrated its 175th anniversary this week.   

This church is one of the most historic churches in Sydney and has occupied a commanding position in the Cooks River district since 1838. The building designed by architect Thomas Bird, has been largely restored. 

The ecumenical congregation is led by Reverend Andrew Bruce and due to the changing demographic patterns around St Peters, Tempe and Sydenham, the parish is growing once more. 

The Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Reverend Dr Peter Jensen and his wife, Christine attended today’s Thanksgiving Service along with Marrickville Councillors, former parish ministers and parishioners many of whom travelled long distances to return to St Peters to mark this occasion. 

Laurel and Bob Horton of Marrickville Heritage Society have played a valuable role in documenting the history of this important church and its grounds. 

On behalf of the community I pay tribute to the congregation, past and present, at St Peters Anglican Church on the 175th anniversary of this place of worship. 
Kath Bruce, Reverend Andrew Bruce, Ron Hoenig MP, Most Reverend Dr Peter Jensen, Mrs Christine Jensen

Ron Hoenig MP and Anglican Archbishop of Sydney Dr Peter Jensen

Ron Hoenig presenting Rev. Bruce with a Parliamentary Tribute

Ron Hoenig MP with Bob and Laurel Horton of Marrickville Heritage Society.

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