St Thomas' Anglican Church, North Sydney

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St Thomas' Anglican Church
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33°50′01″S 151°12′21″E / 33.833727°S 151.205955°E / -33.833727; 151.205955
Location Church Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Country Australia
Denomination Anglican Church of Australia
Website St Thomas' Church
Founded 1843
Dedicated 1884
Associated people Edward Wollstonecraft (buried)
Status Church
Functional status Active
Architectural type Victorian Academic Gothic
Years built 1884
Diocese Sydney

The St Thomas' Anglican Church, North Sydney is a large Anglican church in Sydney's North Shore. It is located at the corner of Church and McLaren streets, close to the busy North Sydney CBD.


The first church called St Thomas' on the site, then named St Leonard's, was designed by Conrad Martens and opened in 1846. Martens personally carved the font, which is still in use. In the later years of the first Rector's time at St Thomas', the Anglican architect Edmund Blacket was recommended to design a larger church; it opened in 1884 in the Victorian Academic Gothic style.[1]

The graveyard holds the remains of many famous colonialists, including Edward Wollstonecraft.[2]

Service times[edit]

There are three Sunday services at St Thomas'. There is a service at 8:00am (traditional), 10:00am (family service) and 5:00pm (informal).

Church by the Bridge[edit]

Church by the Bridge is a church plant of St Thomas', North Sydney. It is located in Broughton Street, Kirribilli, and offers a contemporary, Bible-based service which meets at 8am, 9.30am, 5:00pm and 6:45pm each Sunday and 5:30pm each Saturday evening, followed by supper.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "St Thomas' Church". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 September 2007. Retrieved 3 April 2007. 

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