St Thomas Anglican Church, Enfield, NSW

Client: Sydney Anglican Church Property Trust

Location: Enfield, NSW

Architect: NBRS + Partners

St Thomas Church was built on land provided, and largely funded by pardoned convict turned successful local businessman, Thomas Hyndes. Designed by John Hilley and built by convict turned successful builder William Newland, the Church opened for worship on 9th January 1849 and still stands today, a testament to Newland’s stone masonry and building skills. The Church hall was built in 1923 and continues to be of listed heritage interest.

The project works, generally described as the refurbishment and fitout of the hall, needed to be carried out in sympathy with the heritage sensitivity of the building, and included:

  • New stair and ballustrading works,
  • New finishes throughout,
  • Replacement of existing roof,
  • External painting,
  • Extension of the existing building including new masonry walls and glass facades, and
  • New external stairs and ramps.