St James Anglican church Queens Square

Place of worship

Early Anglican church which was Australia's tallest structure from 1822 to 1853 The copper steeple is 52 metres high and was part of the modification to the original plans which were for a courthouse on the site.

St James Church, Sydney c1890
Milestones
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1820
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1822

St James Anglican church Queens Square

by Mark Dunn, 2008 Creative Commons License

Designed as a court house, St James was made into a church after Commissioner Bigge decided Macquarie's plans for the city were too expensive. One of Sydney's few Georgian-style churches, St James has been extensively modified.
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St James Church, Hyde Park Sydney c1840-1850
View from Flagstaff Hill, Sydney c1844
The Court House and St James' Church 1839
The Creation window by David Wright in Chapel of the Holy Spirit, St James' Anglican church
Busby's Bore c1845
St James Church c1860s
View of Hyde Park looking towards St. James Church and the Court House c1830-1850
Aerial view of Queens Square c1930
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament procession en route to St Mary's leaving Macquarie Street 9 September 1928
Crowd at Queens Square to celebrate unveiling of statue of Queen Victoria 24 January 1888
Memorial bust of Robert Wardell (based on his death mask) in St James Church c2000