History of the Wallerawang Church

Wallerawang Presbyterian Church

This building was erected by Mrs. Georgina Abbott as a memorial to her parents, Mr. & Mrs. James Walker and her first husband, Mr. Edwin Barton. It was designed by Blacket & Son, architects and built by George Donald. It was opened on 6th November, 1881 as the "Wallerawang" estate private chapel. It was used by Presbyterian and Anglican Churches from the outset and was given to both on 18th November, 1952.' By the early 2000s, costs of repairs, maintenance and insurance, coupled with declining numbers attending services, were causing problems for the local congregations.