Adelaide, SA - Holy Trinity Anglican (30082)

Year Built: 1838

Denomination: Anglican

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

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History and Architecture:

The first Foundation stone was laid on 28 January 1838 by the Governor of South Australia Governor Hindmarsh. A subsequent Foundation stone was laid on 7 May 1887 by George Mayo F.R.C.S England.

This is the first church in South Australia. The original structure was built 1838, rebuilt and enlarged 1844-45 rebuilt again in 1888 (raised tower and extensions E J Woods arch; only the lower parts of the present nave and tower date from 1838. The clock was made in 1836 for South Australia by Vulliamy, clockmaker to King William IV. The church includes the William IV Window, supposed to be the earliest window in South Australia, having been brought out in 1836 with the prefabricated structure.

The Revd Charles Howard, first Colonial Chaplain, travelled to South Australia on HMS Buffalo and commenced duties as first Anglican minister.

The Church was rebuilt in 1845, and significantly extended in 1888-9, when it was transformed to its existing Victorian Gothic style. Pointed windows were installed, a pitched roof with fine timber trusses replaced the original flat roof, supported by masonry buttresses and higher walls, while the tower was extended to its present height.


Years Name Annotation
1993 - Rev V. Harrington