St Thomas' Anglican Church was located at 591 Tizzana Road, Sackville New South Wales. The first St Thomas' Church was constructed on the southern bank of the Hawkesbury River in the early 1860s adjacent to the cemetery, This church was washed away in the 1867 flood, the highest recorded since the beginning of European occupation.
The decision was made to replace the church but the new building would be constructed on much higher ground overlooking the river. In 1874, the new St Thomas' Anglican Church was consecrated and served the local congregation until the late 1950s. The church was threatened with closure but reopened for services in May 1958. In 1959 the structure was damaged by fire but the organ and pews were saved. The church was repaired and reopened in 1960. In the 1980s, the church was again closed due to falling numbers in the congregation and the property was sold by the Anglican Church into private ownership in 2001. The church is now the Korean Sarang Church.
View of the former St Thomas' Church from Tizzana Road, Sackville. Cathy McHardy September 2021
St Thomas' Church of England at Sackville Reach, which has been closed for some years, is to be re-opened. The first service will be on Sunday next, April 20, at 3pm. The Rev Mutton, of Wilberforce, will conduct the service, at which a large congregation is expected. The Right Rev Dr Barker, then Bishop of Sydney, laid the foundation stone of this church on January 4, 1870, and four years later the church was consecrated by the Bishop. Due to a petition sent to his Grace the Archbishop, a “reprieve” has been obtained for this beautiful little church, which was in danger of sale and removal. If the residents of this district wish to retain this church, which is a strong link with the history of the Hawkesbury, they must support it in every way. - Contributed.
St Thomas' Church is listed on the NSW Heritage Inventory - https://apps.environment.nsw.gov.au/dpcheritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=1740164 as an item of local significance.
Reopening ceremony of St Thomas' Church, Sackville.
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