NOTICE - due to covid restrictions we will not have a public service this Sunday - however Rev Tom Wall and the Hunter Baillie team will have a pre-recorded live service at 10am for you to virtually join in worship - please follow the link below to the live streaming.
Bible Study - 8am the first and third Saturday every month - at the moment we are doing this via Zoom so if you would like to join us please email hunterbailliechurch(at)gmail.com for an invitation
We won!!! - The National Trust Heritage Awards: : Hunter Baillie has been awarded "Conservation: Interiors and Objects award" for the restoration of the 1890 Hill & Sons Organ.
We are open for public Worship at 10am - all are welcome.
However we do ask you to please stay at home if you are suffering from flu like symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with corona virus, social distancing will be expected at all times on the Church grounds.
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To the memory of Helen Hay, widow of John Hunter Baillie, daughter of the late William Mackie of Greenock, Scotland, 9th October 1815. Died at Sydney, 18th May, 1897, in the 83rd year of her age. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. They rest from their labours and their works do follow them' Relevations IV, 13"
memorial isabella dunmore lang-mackenzie
This tablet was erected by the congregation in loving remembrance of Isabella Dunmore Lang and Widow of the founder of the Church, born at Sydney, 8th November, 1843, Died at Casula NSW 24th January, 1925, the expression of her love for Christ was in loving service to others. 'His servants shall serve and they shall see His Face'. Revelations XXII, 3-4 .
hunter baillie cricket club 1906-7
Kindly donated by Ed Ironside whose grandfather is second from the left in the back row - Robert Shanklin Muir
memoria ljohn hunter baillie
This Church was erected by his widow to the memory of John Hunter Baillie, generous friend of the Presbyterian Church in this colony and a liberal contributor to many benevolent and charitable institutions - born at Hamilton, Scotland, on 29th July, 1818, died at Sydney, 25th March, 1854. The memory of the just is blessed'. Proverbs X, 7.
helen hay mackie baillie
Widow of John Hunter Baillie, benefactress of the Hunter Baillie Memorial Prebsyterian Church
memorial for peter falconer-mackenzie
This tablet was erected by the Congregation in affectionate remembrance of the Rev. Peter Falconer Mackenzie, founder of this Church, who entered upon rest on the 26th October, 1904, in the 73rd year of his age, the 47th year of his Ministry, and the 19th year of his pastorate of this congregation. He feared God and knew no other fear.
john hunter baillie
John Hunter Baillie died in 1854 at age thirty-five, of tuberculosis, while still Secretary and Inspector of the Bank of New South Wales.
rev peter falconer-mackenzie
First Minister of the Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church
isabella dunmore lang-mackenzie
sunday school c.1915
Childrens' Floral Service c 1915
rev john dunmore-lang
Born on 25 August, 1799 at Greenock and died in Sydney on 8 August 1878. John Dunmore Lang had a finger in most pies in colonial New South Wales. He arrived in 1823, a young Presbyterian minister in search of a pulpit. Fifty years later his funeral befitted a founding father not only of the Presbyterian Church in Australia but of the nation itself. He established the Scots Church and his own secondary school, the Australian College. He was a populist politician whose republican and democrat leanings strengthened during a quarter-century in the Legislative Council. He ran three newspapers. He circled the globe eight times; one of his many missions was to recruit clerics, along with respectable tradesmen and small farmers from the British Isles--anywhere but Papist Ireland. He wrote a book or two during most voyages. And that is not the half of it. Volatile and vindictive, Lang loved a fight, answered only to God and was never still. Towards the end of a life peppered with church rifts, he was locked out of the very church he had built. The financial dealings of this fierce preacher of moral rectitude were labyrinthine and shady. They twice landed him in gaol--as did a willingness to libel opponents. Yet he was a hero to ordinary workers and a perceptive critic of the treatment of Aboriginal people. Lang is a problematic giant from our colonial past. Don Baker, his cool, authoritative, gently ironic biographer, considers him 'almost as large a figure as he claimed to be'. Source: Melbourne University Press On the way back from the second of his nine voyages to Britain (1830–31), he married his 18-year-old cousin Wilhelmina Mackie at Cape Town. They were married for 47 years. The Langs had ten children; only three of whom survived him. Lang died in August 1878 following a stroke. His funeral, it was reported, on 10 August, was the 'largest ever seen in Australia'- a funeral procession over a mile in length, led by 500 Chinese, with perhaps 70,000 people lining the streets. His wife died in 1888, and the last of his children in 1934. There were no grandchildren.
hunter baillie football club 1907
Kindly donated by Harold Fitzpatrick whose grandfather George Fitzpatrick is in the front row at the right end. Other known members are Back row centre: Charles Johnston 2nd row: 2nd right, Robert Johnston, and at the right end Doug Grant
The Manse, Annandale (cnr. Johnston & Collins Streets) Formerly called ‘Hartfell’ is was built for Henry Turner, chief accountant of the Bank of New South Wales and was his family home until sold to the church and used as a Manse. Henry Turner was a member of the Unitarian Church and taught Sunday School at the Unitarian Church in Macquarie Street, Sydney.
memorial laid by Mrs P F Macenzie
Laid by Mrs P F Mackenzie in memoryof her husband the first minister of the Hunter Baillie Memorial Church on the occasion of the extension to the Church Hall 16 September 1911
johnston street facing north c.1899
Hunter Baillie Church under construction c1899
hunter baillie church under construction
Johnston Street facing North, kindly supplied by Matthew Stevens Wall construction by Simpson Bros, Sydney