Former Presbyterian Church Strathfield

By Cathy Jones

The Strathfield Presbyterian Church was built and opened in 1921.  The Church building is located at 90 Homebush Road Strathfield, on the corner of Alviston Street.

Building approval was granted by Strathfield Council on June 14 1921 for the building of the Strathfield Presbyterian Church and School Hall with a brick finish.  The estimated cost of the construction was £3000. Messrs. McCredie and Anderson were the architects, and Mr. W. R. J. Cox the builder.

The foundation stone was laid on 3 September 1921 by William Affleck MLA.  Affleck was a Member of the NSW Parliament and a large financial contributor to the building of this Church.  Affleck lived opposite this Church on Homebush Road Strathfield (‘Gundaroo’ Homebush Rd) until his death in 1923.

The hall was opened on 8 December 1921 by Lady Henley, wife of Sir Thomas Henley.

In recent years, the Church has become the West Sydney Chinese Christian Church.

References

NEW CHURCH HALL (1921, December 9). The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 – 1930), p. 3. Retrieved July 23, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239705689

1921 ‘GENERAL NOTES.’, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), 20 July, p. 7. , viewed 23 Jul 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15954235

1921 ‘NEW CHURCH AT STRATHFIELD’, The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 – 1930), 5 September, p. 3. , viewed 23 Jul 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239702580

Strathfield Council Building Register

4 comments

  1. Cathy,

    I have just come across this site. I am interested in churches current and closed. I would like to include the Strathfield Presbyterian Church on my website. Full acknowledgement would be given to you as you would like it presented. The site is not for profit.

    My details are below.

    Kind regards

    John Conn

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  2. Cathy,
    Something appears wrong with the date of the laying of the foundation stone and the death of Mr Affleck. Text says it was laid by him on 3/9/1924, yet he is reported to have died in 1913?
    Can you please clarify or am I reading it wrongly.

    Kind regards
    John Conn

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