St Albans Church

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St Albans Church was built and consecrated in 1888[1] and was the second church in Canterbury after St Pauls. The original building was erected on a site donated by Frederick Oatley at the western end of St Alban's Road in Kingsgrove NSW.[2] This was at a cost of £220 but was only a temporary site. Housing in that part of Kingsgrove was slow to develop as there was no public transport nearby.

In 1907 the church moved to Canterbury Road Belmore.[3] A new rectory was added in 1930 at a cost of £1400.[4]

References

  1. The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 13 July 1946 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/17982498
  2. LARCOMBE, Frederick A. Change and challenge: a history of the municipality of Canterbury. [Canterbury, NSW]: Canterbury Municipal Council, 1979. p. 302
  3. St. Alban's Church (Belmore, N.S.W.) St. Alban's, Belmore : diamond jubilee, 1888-1948
  4. The Sydney Morning Herald Monday 23 June 1930 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/16675895