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a step back in time

what an interesting trip back in time! This historic place of worship is littered with historical... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
aussiemagnolia
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Beautiful historic church

This convict built church, opened 1828, is one of the oldest in Australia. Beautifully preserved... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Gregory D
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New Lambton
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It is fascinating to visit this historical church built by convicts 1824 - 1828 and gain an appreciation of the culture of the times by taking a guided tour. This church is still a place of worship.
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50 Hay Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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+61 2 6584 1033
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what an interesting trip back in time! This historic place of worship is littered with historical artefacts and information.. The guides are passionate about their church and it shows . The climb up the stairs to the top of the tower is the most magnificent...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2018

This convict built church, opened 1828, is one of the oldest in Australia. Beautifully preserved and renovated sympathetically, it is a real historic gem. The views from top of the tower are spectacular. The volunteer guides have a real passion for the church and are...More

Thank Gregory D
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Such an unusual Anglican church inside. The church was built by convicts, and inside the seating is in the form of boxed areas. Would have been great with small children, to keep them in control!! There is also a tower, with magnificent fire of Port...More

Thank Jenn P
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Whilst undertaking the self-guided historic walk in Port Macquarie we made our way to St Thomas' Church, a convict built church (1824 - 1828) and were pleasantly surprised to find a volunteer couple in the church who were very happy to give us a tour...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest consecrated churches in Australia still in regular use. Beautifully built using convict made bricks and nineteenth century building techniques, take a guided tour and hear how it was built and the history of its parishioners. Allow an hour to do it...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Very interesting history and the best view of the town from the top of the tower. The volunteer guides are enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, so make all the difference. Worth visiting.

Thank deirodeir
Reviewed April 1, 2018

It is well worth visiting and hearing the history of the church from the volunteer guides. Spectacular view over Port Macquarie from the tower makes it worth the climb.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Very interesting tour of St Thomas Anglican Church, the history is fascinating and the pews are unique. A beautiful church with one stained glass window. A climb to the roof on a calm day is a must, the view of Port Macquarie is beautiful.

Thank Pauline R
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We climbed up the tower to enjoy the view our ancestors had after they built in. Learn about the Settlement of Port Macquarrie and how tough it was for our people to make a future there against incredible hardships. Lovely spoken story whilst in church...More

Thank Gareth G
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Very informative local volunteers for a quick tour of this fascinating church .We were particularly fascinated to find out that it was part of the Diocese of Calcutta, India when first established. The church was built in the period 1823 to 1827.Not for everyone but...More

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