St Mary’s Anglican Church was opened, under the auspices of the Cathedral Parish, on 26th July 1896 to provide a place of worship for the residents of the West end of Armidale who found it difficult to get to St Peter’s Cathedral.
Throughout the twentieth century, various additions were built on the site to accommodate the thriving congregation.
In 2001, the sanctuary was extended to include an apse. The circular stained glass window displays a crown and alpha & omega symbols to remind us that Christ is our forever King. The current vestry was added in 2010.
Today, St Mary’s congregation meets every Sunday at 8:00 am to celebrate Holy Communion. And at 5pm for Evening Prayer (a regular formal service, but at a different time slot). Other services, are conducted on a regular basis. In addition to its support of the wider St Peter’s mission partners, such as CMS and BCA, St Mary’s support ABM, Anglicare NSW, Anglican Overseas Aid, Red Cross and the Armidale Food Cupboard.
All visitors, newcomers to Armidale, and people looking for a church home, are welcome to worship at St Mary’s.
Tel (02) 6772 2269