St. James Parish, Cumberland

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St James
New South Wales
Sydney city parishes 1857.jpg
Location in Sydney city highlighted in green
Established 1835
LGA(s) City of Sydney
County Cumberland
Hundred (former) Sydney
Lands administrative divisions around St James:
St Philip Willoughby Willoughby
St Philip St James Alexandria
St Andrew St Lawrence Alexandria

St James Parish, Cumberland is one of the 57 parishes of Cumberland County, New South Wales, a cadastral unit for use on land titles. It is one of the four small parishes in the Sydney city area, which is named after the Anglican church of St James, which was consecrated in 1824. The name St James is also used today for the railway station in the same area.

A record for a marriage, funeral or baptism ceremony held in the 'Parish of St James' refers to this geographical parish, not necessarily meaning the Anglican church of St James, and the church notes that this has been the case of some confusion.[1] A marriage held at the catholic St Mary's Cathedral in the 19th century would be recorded as being in the Parish of St James.[2]


The parish includes a large number of tourist attractions and important buildings in Sydney, including the Sydney Opera House,[3] Sydney Tower, NSW parliament house, Royal Botanic Gardens[4] The Domain, the part of Hyde Park north of Park street, Circular Quay, and Martin Place. The parish is bounded by the area which was originally the Tank Stream (now Pitt Street near Circular Quay), and George Street in the west. It is bounded by Park Street and part of William Street in the south, and Young Crescent and Woolloomooloo Bay in the east.[5]


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Coordinates: 33°52′10″S 151°12′39″E / 33.86944°S 151.21083°E / -33.86944; 151.21083