Canterbury, NSW - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1858

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Paul

Address: Church Street, Canterbury, New South Wales, 2193

Architect: Edmund Blacket

Last Updated: 07/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

Built on part of Robert Campbell's Canterbury estate on land donated by his daughter Sophia Ives Campbell. The Church was designed by Edmund Blacket. Built from local sandstone it was completed between 1858 and 1859 and consecrated on 12 April 1860.

Of Gothic Revival Church style with steeply pitched roof which was originally covered with slate, now by cement tiles. It features stained glass windows and lych gate on heavy stone piers. Churchyard contains many pioneer graves.

Cost £1,479 plus architect's commission of £74, all of which was paid by Sophia Campbell.


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
1870 - 1905 Rev James Theophilus Carter 1828 1909
1906 - 1926 Rev Richard Heffernan 1857 1938
1926 - Rev George Alexander Chambers 1877 1963
1928 - 1930 Rev David Creighton 1865 1945
1930 - 1933 Rev Edward Charles Knox 1867 1940
1966 - 1974 Rev Charles Maurice Gilhespy 1913 1974


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Cable Clergy index.