Grafton, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1886

Denomination: Presbyterian

Saint: Andrew

Address: 116 Oliver Street, Grafton, New South Wales, 2460

Architect: A.L. & G. McCredie

Traditional Owners: Bundjalung people

Last Updated: 31/07/2023

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History and Architecture:

The Church dimensions are 64ft. 6in. in length x 36ft. in width. The foundations were concrete, 4ft. wide and 2ft. 9in. thick. The walls are of brick. 24ft. in height averageing 18in, cemented inside and out. having 2 rows of galvanised loop iron built in every 8th course, with 6 buttresses on each side projecting 18in. beyond the walls. At the front, which faces Oliver Street, is a tower 52ft. high and 14ft. 6in. square.

The tower has 9 lights, besides a wheel window and 6 louvre openings and upstairs. There was a Session room, and above this a bell tower. There was no provision for a bell however a Mr Fraser made a donation after the orignal bell was lost at sea on its way from Belfast.


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
1885 - 1898 Rev Andrew Barron
1899 - 1908 Rev Alex Fraser
1908 - 1912 Rev D. Brown
1913 - 1917 Rev H. D. Mackie
1918 - 1934 Rev W. D. McIlwraith
1934 - 1937 Rev W. Mullan
1938 - 1941 Rev J. W. Miller
1942 - 1945 Rev Dr John Craig
1945 - 1950 Rev J. H. Costello
1950 - 1953 Rev H. Robson
1953 - 1959 Rev D. McLeod
1960 - 1966 Rev R. M.S. Crawford
1966 - 1971 Rev A. McNaught
1971 - 1978 Rev J. Broadhead
1979 - 1980 Rev D. Garland
1981 - Rev G. Morrow
2022 ? - Rev James Annesley


The Organ is the Compton 'Miniatura B' and was built c.1955 by John Compton Organ Co of London and installed on 13th September 1959 in memory of those fallen.
For a full description click here.


1. St Andrews Presbyterian Church Grafton New South Wales Centenary 1886 - 1986
2. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.