Our Church – Our Heritage

Discover 3 Heritage listed buildings in one location: convict built St Thomas Anglican Church; the Surgeon General's dispensary and subterranean rooms under his residence. Musical items with rare instruments, church guided tours and tower climbs. Food court, children's activities and items for sale.

Convict built C1824-28, St. Thomas Anglican Church, Port Macquarie is the 5th oldest practising church in Australia: with original convict bricks; red cedar box pews and ceiling; historical displays and Commandant Roland’s grave under the front pew. Featuring an 1838 Seraphine and only functioning 1856 Walker Pipe organ in the Southern Hemisphere. Musical items on the hour followed by guided tours with impressive views from the top of the church tower. See the Surgeon’s C1822-23 Dispensary and beneath his Cottage the 2 cellar rooms including original baker’s oven – not usually open to the Public. It is rare to find 3 Heritage listed buildings in the same location.
Selling homemade/home-grown items and souvenirs.. or your piece of convict brick. Have your car washed while you enjoy a Devonshire Tea or lunch selections available from the food court. Children’s activities include: jumping castles; face painting and a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. ‘The Emporium’ Op Shop will be open.

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Hay Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales

St Thomas Anglican church is close to the CBD and Port Central shopping centre. Free parking is available in Hay; William; and Murray Streets bordering the Church Hill site. The church tower is the highest point in town and can be seen from most parts of the CBD.


Church open 9am - 1.30 pm, with musical items at 10am, 11am & noon
Cellar rooms and Dispensary open 9am - 1.30 pm
Carwash from 9am - noon
Food court, stalls and children's activities from 9.30am - 1.30pm
The Emporium Op Shop open 9am - 2pm

Entry fees:
By donation
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Photography permitted. Children need supervision in Heritage listed areas. People with health risks should not attempt Tower climb, sensible shoes recommended. Limited parking on Church Hill site but plenty of free parking bordering the site.

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