Share, celebrate & promote Maitland's diverse history ~ Church St Precinct & sites around the City ~ 18 to 19 June 2022 ~ more details announced soon
A tour of St Mary’s Church Bell Tower
A tour of St Mary’s Church Bell Tower

A tour of St Mary’s Church Bell Tower

Take a guided tour of this beautiful 1860 Ravensfield stone building designed by the Colonial Architect Edmund Blackett.

Bell Tower tours ~ hourly-depending on numbers ~ $5 adults / children free
Book and Meetup at St Marys Church 12th & 13th June

With a growing population, the question arose about enlarging the earlier 1843 Church Building.
The Colonial Architect, Edmund Blackett, proposed a new building to seat 700 persons
and built on an ecclesiastical plan that would look like a house of God.
The foundation stone was laid in 1860 but the bell tower was not completed until 1887.

Locally quarried Ravensfield stone was employed for the main body of the Church. Detailed carved cedar formed the pews, pulpit and altar rails.
The familiar details of a Blackett Church can be evidenced – for example, six bays of arches in the Nave and pointed windows, uniform in appearance yet delicate stone tracery is unique in each one. 

Visit the St Marys Page

St Marys Old
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