One of Australia’s earliest churches to celebrate its 175th anniversary

Kincumber Church is one of the oldest in Australia. Image: Anglican Parish of KincumberKincumber Church is one of the oldest in Australia. Image: Anglican Parish of Kincumber

Those who want to see inside one of Australia’s earliest churches will have the opportunity to do so at Kincumber on Saturday, October 28.
St Paul’s Anglican Church at Kincumber will hold an open day from 10:00am to 2:30pm to celebrate its 175th anniversary.
Festivities begin with a re-enactment of the Rev Alfred Glennie arriving at the church gates on his horse, Mettle.
Rev Glennie ministered to the area of Brisbane Water during the years 1850 to 1863, travelling on his faithful Mettle in all weathers and conditions.
This will be followed by the launch of a Commemorative book on St Paul’s, illustrated by Newcastle watercolour artist, Ms Vivienne Nelson, wife of previous Rector, Mel Nelson.
Kincumber Primary School will have an Art display within the church featuring the church and graveyard.
Prizes will be awarded to the winners by Rev Allan Bate and Vivienne Nelson.
Morning tea and refreshments will be served in the Marquee throughout the morning.
There will be a sausage sizzle, snow cones and cold drinks.
Tours of the church and graveyard will be conducted at 11:15am and 12:15pm.
Brisbane Water Historical Society and Central Coast Family History members will be present to answer questions and provide expert advice on tracing ancestry.
They will have a selection of literature available on the day.
Children can join in the fun with free Lucky Dips.
There will be a Bush Band and dancers for entertainment at this free family-friendly community event.

Media release, Oct 17
Marian French, St Paul’s Heritage Anglican Church