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Join the Celebrations!
This year, St Stephen’s Church turns 150. This graceful building has stood overlooking Newtown and Camperdown through an eventful season in Australia’s history. Built in the midst of Camperdown Cemetery, it has shielded and sustained a Christian community on the edge of the city of Sydney through the end of the Victorian era, the turmoil of the first half of the twentieth century, and the emergence of contemporary Australia. One of Edmund Blackett’s most mature architectural achievements, it is the much loved spiritual home of many people. More than once in the twentieth century, St Stephen’s was nearly bereft of a congregation. Yet today it hosts a vibrant church community that matches the theological emphases with which it was established. In many ways, it feels like St Stephen’s has come into a new flowering.

150 years is a mere drop compared to the ocean of time of which the native grasses in Camperdown Cemetery are a reminder, in which the Gadigal people dwelt and cared for this place. Yet it is also enough time for a building to show its age, and there are now a number of pressing and challenging maintenance needs. We are grateful for your interest and willingness to help sustain St Stephen’s in this wonderful new season of life.
— Rev. Dr Andrew Errington (Rector, St Stephen’s)

St. Stephen's Newtown 150th Celebrations
Join us in celebrating St. Stephen's Church's 150th anniversary with these exciting events:

Sunday, April 7th, 10am: Celebration Service followed by lunch 

Monday, April 8th, 7pm: Anglican Deaconess Ministries Greenhouse

Tuesday, April 9th, 7pm: celebration of St Stephen's and thanksgiving service from 8pm

Join us in preserving history and heritage at St. Stephen's

Celebrating its 150th year, our church stands as a testament to architectural brilliance by Edmund Blacket.
More than a place of worship, it embodies our collective history and identity, revered across NSW.

Yet, the restoration needs exceed our means. We seek your support to partner with us in preserving this treasured building for the next 150 years. Your tax-deductible donations, through the National Trust, will ensure the preservation of St. Stephens for future generations.

Let's ensure St. Stephens continues to inspire and uplift our community. Your generosity will make a lasting impact.
Thank you for joining us on this journey of restoration and maintenance.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Below are the account details for donations:

Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation
Account Name: National Trust of Australia (NSW)
BSB: 032-078
Account: 919873

Please include your full name in the description field

To receive a tax deductible receipt please email: restorations@neac.com.au with:
(1) Your full name; (2) Email address (so we can email you the receipt); (3) Date of donation and Amount
Händel's Messiah
Friday 15th March, 7pm at St. Stephens, 189 Church St, Newtown
Join St Paul’s College Chapel Choir at Newtown Erskineville Anglican Church on Friday March 15 2024 at 7 pm, presenting Händel’s timeless masterpiece the ‘Messiah’.

Directed by Jack Stephens and featuring soloists Brianna Morrison, Molly Ryan, Ariana Ricci, Michael Burden, Elias Wilson, and David Greco, accompanied by an orchestra of some of the country’s best period performers.

This performance is part of the 150-year anniversary celebration of St Stephen’s Anglican Church, in a performance narrating the Christian story, from prophecies of the Messiah’s coming to the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus. It reflects on divine promises, salvation, and the profound impact of Christ’s life, conveying a powerful message of hope and redemption.

Book your tickets now. Seating is by general admission within sections.


Book Tickets Here

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