Appin, NSW - St Mark's Anglican

Year Built: 1843

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Mark

Address: 1-3 Church Street, Appin, New South Wales, 2560

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Dharawa & Gundungurra people

Last Updated: 16/12/2023

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History and Architecture:

The site was established in 1839 and the Church commenced in 1841. The Australian (9 January 1841) noted: '...a very neat Episcopalian Church of stone, also a Roman Catholic chapel, are in the course of completion at Appin'. St Mark's was opened 25 April 1843 and dedicated by the Bishop W G Broughton.

This is a small dressed sandstone Church with a three bay rectangular nave (51ft x 27ft) under a gable roof of corrugated iron (originally slate). The west end entrance is through a square bell tower capped with a pyramidal galvanised iron roof. Nave windows are rectangular with projecting sills and label mouldings and timber mullions. There is a decorated east window. There are louvred lancet arch openings on three sides of the tower. The interior has a flat timber ceiling, a stone flagged floor and contains some simple cedar fittings.

The Church was reroofed in 1913. Since 1907 it has been administered as part of Campbelltown parish.


This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1838 - 1862 Rev Hart Davis Draper Sparling 1812 1884
1876 - 1877 Rev Charles Archdall 1808 1879
1879 - 1881 Rev Reginald Noake Locum with Wilton 1852 1923
1910 - 1911 Rev George Edward Gibbs 1841 1919
1912 - 1919 Rev John Ralph Hunter Locum 1869 1919
1919 - 1927 Rev Isacc Duncan Armitage Locum with Campbelltown
1927 - 1951 Rev John Frederick Rofe 1882 1963


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Cable Clerical Index with permisson.