🛈 Founding date: 24th March, 1838.
View of Chapel from the north west. It shows the Bell Tower in which lies the bell from the convict ship "Earl St. Vincent".
🛈 Founding date: 24 March 1838
The Chapel circa 1930. Thanks Susan Beauchamp
Years of Christians Gathering…
The church building, St Mary the Virgin Denham Court, was originally built in 1838 as a private chapel in memory of Richard and Christiana Brooks of “Denham Court”. Richard Brooks died in 1833 having been gored by a bull. Christiana died shortly after in 1835. The church building was erected over their graves
The building was modelled on and named after the church building in the English village of Denham. It was designed by the prominent architect John Verge and built in the “Early Regency Gothic Style”. It was completed by the Brooks' daughter, Christiana Blomfield. It was consecrated on August 25, 1838 by Bishop Broughton and was “staffed” by clergy from St Luke’s Liverpool.
The Bell Tower has a bell from the convict ship the “Earl St. Vincent“. Listen to the bell here.
The original rectory was built in 1846 and the Parish of Denham Court was established.
The building has been restored a number of times since being built most recently in the early 1990’s. Denham Court is currently a Provisional Parish and the home of a growing congregation of God’s people.
We hope that you join us in Denham Court’s future.
If you would like more information a copy of “The Story of St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church“ by Alf Liddiard may be purchased from the church office for $5.
Our Stained Glass Windows
Although our chapel dates from 1838 the stained glass windows were installed much later, between 1908 and 1943. People have been gathering here to learn about and honour Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour for more than 185 years! It is the oldest former private chapel in Australia still in use for church services.