Windsor Foundation Bicentenary

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Date(s) - 08/10/2017 - 11/10/2017
All Day

St Matthew's Anglican Church


In October 2017, St Matthews Anglican Church Windsor, will be celebrating the bicentenary of the laying of the foundation stone by Governor Lachlan Macquarie on 11 October 1817.

St Matthews and its associated graveyard are historically significant to the state of NSW and to the Hawkesbury area.  The church has been the centre of spiritual life in the district since it was consecrated by the Reverend Samuel Marsden in 1822, with many families marking marriages, baptisms and deaths over several generations.

The cemetery at St Matthews has been in use since former convict, later appointed Chief Constable and magistrate, Andrew Thompson, was buried there in 1810.  There are a number of First Fleeter grave sites and twelve of those are marked with plaques from the Fellowship of First Fleeters. 

A commemorative service will be held on Sunday 8 October 2017.  A community and schools service will be held on Wednesday 11 October 2017.  Several concerts will also be held in the church. As well as open days for the whole of the church precinct ie, church, graveyard, stables and rectory.

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