St James Anglican Church in King Street is the oldest church building in Sydney. The church was designed in the Old Colonial Regency style by convict architect Francis Greenway and has been in continuous use from its consecration in 1824. I was trying to get here early enough to capture the whole church bathed in morning sunlight but not early enough to avoid the shadows from nearby office blocks; perhaps it’s still the wrong time of year to avoid those. This was my last chance to photograph the church before the scaffolding went up for some restoration work. The copper on the spire is being replaced and it will be a very long time before it obtains that corroded green look again.