An historic landmark in Darling Point, St Mark’s Anglican Church was designed by the famous colonial architect, Edmund Blacket and was opened in 1852. In an attempt to recreate a little piece of England in the new colony, it was modelled on the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England.
It’s picture perfect and with Gothic styling, a tall spire, bell tower and pretty gardens, it could be straight out of a scene in ‘Midsomer Murders’.
Masses are held here on Sundays and it remains an active parish church.
Celebrity weddings are occasionally held here also, the most famous being Elton John who filled the church with 3000 white roses and said ‘I do’ to Renate Blaeul in 1984. in the film Muriel’s Wedding, Muriel also walked down the aisle to the tune of ABBA’s, "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"’.
For those interested in colonial architecture, Blacket designed many other prominent buildings in Sydney including St Andrew’s Cathedral, the Justice and Police Museum and both John’s and St Paul’s Colleges at Sydney Uni.