Monday, 5 December 2011

Rose Bay, St Paul's Anglican Church

The former St Paul’s Anglican Church is located on the corner of Newcaslte Street and Old South Head Road in teh eastern suburb of Rose Bay. It was built in 1918 and later became the church hall when a new church was built next door in 1929. Both are now deconsecrated and the hall is currently being used as a pre-school. While researching the history of these buildings, I discovered that the church, the parish hall and two neighbouring houses are due to be demolished soon to make way for residential flats and a new childcare centre.

19 comments:

  1. What a pretty Anglican church, and it is so sad that it is going to be demolished. Such a lovely part of our church history about to leave us. Your picture is so nice...framed perfectly. genie

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  2. Always a shame to see the history lost to new buildings. Great shot to keep for the memories.

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  3. Now why doesn't that surprise me Jim, progress takes no prisoners!!

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  4. Sad that the church must be demolished to make way for progress. Great shot!

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  5. Too bad -- it's a sweet little bit of history. Bummer. Life goes on i guess.

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  6. Hmmmm, another high rise apartment block to built here... What a pity!
    Lovely photo, Jim

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  7. I like the contrast of the cloudless blue sky and the orange roof tiles! Too bad it's going to be torn down.

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  8. Nice work again Jim, at least you are recording its presence.

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  9. I guess that's progress, but I hate to see such lovely old buildings fall to the wreaking ball.

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  10. That is beautiful.

    Visiting for MYM! Hope you can visit mine too..

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2011/12/yellow-octupos-kids-cart.html

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  11. A very late comment! In the 1950s and 1960s this was my grandmother's church with Rev'd Ironside as its rector. A very fitting name I might say. To me it would be a strange corner block to have apartments in it. I guess the rectory would also be demolished to make way for the apartments I must look on Google Earth! The Avenue is the street directly across from this corner. Thank you for posting this on your blog. My current diocesan bishop, Bp Stuart Robinson is going to St Michael's Vaucluse. I wonder if this is in his parish area or if it is a Bondi parish now.

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