Monday, 5 April 2010

Willoughby, St Stephen's Anglican Church

St Stephens Anglican Church is located on the corner of Mowbray Road and Sydney Street, in the northern suburb of Willoughby. This sandstone church was designed by Edmund Blackett and his brother Arthur, who designed many churches and public buildings around Sydney. It was built in 1882 from locally quarried sandstone by stonemason Alexander Simpson.

13 comments:

  1. This is a nice photo. I love old churches. Spent a lot of time in France going from church to cathedral to church. I'm not particularly religious either. :)

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  2. You've shown a few great churches the last few days, Jim. Great to see.

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    Mme la Vache et «Louis» wish you a blessed Easter.

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  4. What a gorgeous building!

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  5. When I look at structures like this, I often think I should find a nice shady corner and sit with my sketchbook and just capture the beautiful buildings.

    Nice capture!

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  6. Lovely old church and local sandstone too. If only the walls could talk.

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  7. What a super reference you gave. Blackett joined the Stockton and Darlington Railway Co. and trained as an engineer. I don't know how much experience that gave him as a religious architect, but St Stephens still looks terrific. I particularly love the locally quarried sandstone.

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  9. Doctor, thanks for your comment. No, this layout was not bought. It is just an altered standard design.

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  10. Very solid looking like it will stand forever! Thank you for sharing this week.

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  11. I'm always amazed to see place names that are from the UK.

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  12. It's a lovely church and is in such good condition!

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