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Buildings: Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, North Terrace Adelaide, is the first Anglican church in South Australia and our oldest church. A temporary wood sail cloth structure was used for church services in the early days of the colony. A pre-fabricated building was sent from England to replace this, but was not used, perhaps because it was found to be unsuitable for the Australian climate. The foundation stone of the permanent building was laid on 26 January 1838 by Governor Hindmarsh. Reverend Charles Beaumont Howard, colonial chaplain, was the architect and first rector of the church. The building was enlarged in 1839 and re-modelled after being declared unsafe in 1844. Architect Edward John Woods designed significant alterations which were carried out in the 1880s, transforming Holy Trinity to its current appearance.

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