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Front exterior of the Garrison Church in The Rocks, SydneyFront exterior of the Garrison Church in The Rocks, Sydney

The Garrison Church

The first church built in Australia, the Garrison Church in The Rocks, is a fine example of early colonial architecture.

Why go there

The Garrison Church in the Rocks was built in the 1840s from sandstone quarried in nearby Argyle Street. It was originally known as The Church of the Holy Trinity but later changed its name in recognition of the many soldiers from the nearby garrison who worshipped there.

The church faces a village green and is flanked by rows of colonial workers' cottages. You'll find the perfect place for a rare moment of reflection in this delightful location.

Don't miss

The magnificent stained-glass windows

Access for all

Mobility access throughout venue and toilets
  • Access is via a step down to the front path and then a small step at the entry.
  • Wheelchair access is via the side carpark and then through the north-west door into the church. There is no accessible toilet.

How to get there