Thursday, 31 March 2016

Glebe, St John's Parish Hall

St John's Parish Hall is located on the corner of St Johns Road and Derwent Street, in the inner west suburb of Glebe. It was designed by Edward Halloran and built in 1897 in the Federation Free architectural style. It is also known as the Record Reign Hall since it was built to commemorate the diamond jubilee of the accession Queen Victoria to the throne. St John's Anglican Church, built in 1870, stands on the opposite side of the road.


  1. Interesting design. That balcony appeals to me. I can think of one church here that has a secondary building like this across the street.

  2. Nice architecture, I like the half round windows.

  3. It's nice to see that it has been so well maintained!

  4. The building looks solid and commercial (like a post office, perhaps) and not clerical. But since it was never meant to be a church, what did the community use the parish hall for?

    1. Just the usual church meetings and functions, I assume. I've seen banners hung up outside for certain events held there, from time to time.

  5. Great to see that the hall has been kept well.

  6. Good thing you mention the banners as the sign could easily be missed!

  7. i wonder what it looks like inside?, so tiny from the outside. ( :

  8. It's on the outside it does not seem a church. Interesting.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Graciel·la Vidal from AM3

  9. Looks like an old railway station, maybe somewhere in rural Cheshire.


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