The Church of Saint John the Evangelist

The Church of Saint John the Evangelist

The Church of Saint John the Evangelist
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branham2016
Adelaide, Australia8,513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
St John the Evangelist Church situated on York St, Albany is a stunning example of 1850’s Australian Church architecture based on English tradition. Set amongst manicured gardens, the building is inviting. The day we were there, the building was not fully open but the front doors were allowing access into a foyer area. In front were locked large glass doors but did allow a view of the interior.

Dominating the nave were ornate polished brass stems topped with intricate wrought iron bases with the globes atop. The colour from these gave the inside of the building a soft warm golden glow. Above the altar is a superb three panel stained glass window. Could see other stained glass windows were there but not able to fully see them. A reason for returning when the church is fully open to “tourists”.

It is well worth visiting St John the Evangelist Church for the beauty of the church and the surrounding grounds.
Written 9 May 2023
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Donna
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Gardens that surround this old church is immaculate. It gives a feeling of a fort, much less church. Worth visit.
Written 10 September 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The Church of St John the Evangelist is an Anglican Church, built in colonial style. It is a religious landmark of the south-west of Western Australia. This substantial church dates from 1841, barely 10 years after Western Australia was colonised. It is the oldest Church in WA. St Johns was constructed of local stone, making it very strong. The roof is made of local shingles. The church is framed by peppermint trees, which are native to the area. The Church of St John the Evangelist is an impressive structure of which the people of Albany can be proud.
Written 5 August 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The Church of St John the Evangelist began construction in 1841, making it the oldest church in WA. It is built of shingles and locally quarried stone, which is extremely strong. It is framed by peppermint trees, which are native to the area. The church, hall, rectory and peppermint trees were placed on the register of the National Trust in 1978. St John's is an Anglican Church.
Written 29 October 2020
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max09
Edinburgh, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Some lovely ladies showed us round the church which is one of the oldest and prettiest in WA.
Padre White, the late vicar was an instigator of celebrations to mark the departure of the Anzac fleet from Albany in WW1
Written 24 March 2020
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SAB5859
Banff, UK4,722 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Lovely old church in the centre of Albany. Some parts of the church looks a bit like a castle surrounded by very well maintained gardens.
Written 8 March 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,760 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The church site dates to 1844 but wasn't consecrated until October 1848. The tower was added in 1851, constructed by soldiers stationed in the town. Various changes and additions followed during ensuing years and the organ installed in 1891. The first recorded Anzac dawn service was held in the church in 1930, fitting, as it was from Albany that many departed to the killing fields of WW1. Beautiful stained glass windows, baptismal font and eagle lectern.
Written 26 January 2020
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margaretclincoln
Lincoln, UK929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Modern by UK standards but historic by Australian. We had already visited the Padre White Lookout at the Anzac Centre so were very pleased to go around the church where he took the very first Anzac Day Dawn Service on April 25th 1930. Some of his regalia can be seen there. We were impressed by the very warm welcome from the volunteers, especially as we were interested in the History and not just in there for a look around, they took the time to walk around and give us some interesting facts about the interior, especially the lovely stained glass windows. Well worth the time to go around.
Written 16 January 2020
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Visited on Sunday 24th November. It looked so beautiful from the outside but sadly the church was locked and we could not see inside as well.
Written 21 December 2019
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Catlyne H
Perth133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This beautiful old-English style church is the first church consecrated in WA. It has a lovely history of community endeavour. I really liked the stained glass windows, especially the one about Padre White and also the story of the first ANZAC Day service. You don't have ot be religious to appreciated this special place. The gardens are a joy to walk around - all maintained by volunteers.
Written 22 November 2019
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