St James’ Church

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St James’ Church information

Sydney , Australia
173 King St
+61 2 2 8227 1300
Getting there
Train: St James
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Opening hours
10am-4pm Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat, 7.15am-4pm Sun
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Built from convict bricks, Sydney’s oldest church (1819) is another Francis Greenway extravaganza. It was originally designed as a courthouse, but the brief changed: ‘Hey Frank, we need an Anglican church!’ The cells became the crypt. Check out the dark-wood choir loft, the sparkling copper dome, the crypt shop and the cool stained-glass ‘Creation Window’ from renovations in the 1950s.

Free classical concerts happen at 1.15pm on Wednesdays between March and December. See the website or call for details on daily services.