State Library of South Australia logo Religion in South Australia
SA Memory. South Australia past and present, for the future

Holy Trinity on North Terrace
Title : Holy Trinity on North Terrace Holy Trinity on North Terrace
Add To My SA Memory
Source : ALB 47794/1/92
Date of creation : 1865
Format : Photograph
Catalogue record
The State Library of South Australia is keen to find out more about SA Memory items. We encourage you to contact the Library if you have additional information about any of these items.
Copyright : Reproduction rights are owned by State Library of South Australia. This image may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires permission from the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :
The oldest church in South Australia is Holy Trinity Anglican Church on North Terrace, Adelaide. The church was built in 1838. A prefabricated wooden building had been sent out from England with the Colonial Chaplain (Charles Howard) but was found to be unusable, and consequently funds were raised to erect a stone building, with only the belfry from the wooden kit being used. The building was enlarged in 1844 and again in 1889. In the earliest years of settlement Trinity was the centre of the local Anglican community - both socially and theologically. The earliest members were of a 'low church' or evangelical outlook and the church has remained of this view to the present day, emphasising preaching and mission, while most Anglicans in South Australia tend to be of a 'high church' or Anglo-Catholic outlook, with more emphasis on ritual and tradition.
Related names :

Howard, Charles Beaumont, 1807-1843

Holy Trinity Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.)

Coverage year : ca. 1865
Place : North Terrace (Adelaide, S. Aust.); Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Dickey, Brian. Holy Trinity Adelaide: 1836-1988, Adelaide: Trinity Church Trust, 1988
Ewens, Leonard John. The establishment of Trinity Church Adelaide: a paper ..., Adelaide, S. Aust.: Pioneers' Association of South Australia, 1953
Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Church records, 1835-1988, SRG 94/A2
Marsden, Susan, Paul Stark and Patricia Sumerling, eds. Heritage of the city of Adelaide: an illustrated guide, Adelaide: Corporation of the City of Adelaide, 1990
Whitehead, John. Adelaide, city of churches, Magill, [S. Aust.]: M.C. Publications, 1986
Internet links :



About SA Memory

Explore SA Memory

SA Memory Themes


My SA Memory


What's on