Sunday, 6 October 2013

Marrickville, St Clement's Anglican Church

St Clement's Anglican Church is located on the corner of Marrickville Road and Petersham Road, in the inner west suburb of Marrickville. This heritage listed church was designed by Spain and Cosh and completed in 1899 in the Gothic Revival architectural style.

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  1. the spire looks huge compare to the other part of the building. love those windows. ( :

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  2. I used to think that neo-Gothic architecture was well over-the-top for a new country like Australia. But the Marrickville church's facade and tower were pared back to the essentials and were not at all too old fashioned. Well done.

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  3. Love the shapes and colors of this photo!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  4. Nice looking church! Thanks for sharing it this week.

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  5. We have a St Clements Anglican church in our city however it closed now and will be part of an urban development.

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  6. Nice looking church. Love how the sky turns darker above.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. Beautiful and stately indeed! Although it does drive me bonkers to have electrical wires going across the front of such a lovely building. That happens here a lot too.

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    1. That frustrates me too so much. I try to take photos without them but often they are unavoidable.

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  8. It's beautiful, I love the perspective of the photo.

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  9. My mother Lillian Rhoda Allen and my father Stanley Horace Bayliss were married at St Clements Church Marrickville in 1918, all of their children including myself were baptised there as well as some of their grandchildren. My husband Ken Symonds and I Mavis Jean Bayliss were married there on the 21st October 1961 by the Reverend Rodney Noble. Before Reverend Noble, Reverend Denman was the Minister there and I remember he taught Scripture Classes at Chapel Street, Primary School, I am not sure if Reverend Denman's title was correct. We lived at 58 Illawarra Road, Marrickville at the time but we moved from Marrickville when I was thirteen years old but returned to this dear old church for my wedding in 1961. I love this church and would love to think they still held church services there.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story, Mavis.

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    2. I was actually a bell ringer at St Clements as well as several other duties in the late 60's and early 70's and Rev Ken Child was the Rector.
      In around 2009 many changes were made with major changes happening including removal of the pews within the church and around the same time the church was renamed "Marrickville Road Church"

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