St Pauls Presbyterian Church, Hill End

St Pauls Presbyterian Church, Hill End

150 years of serving the community


A remarkable milestone! Follow St Paul’s amazing history through 150 years of human stories captured within its stone walls, up to its uncertain future in 2024.

Built for the Presbyterian faith, the beauty of the church not only attracted followers from many other faiths, but it also became an important part of the social and cultural structure of Hill End. This book has been written to record and preserve the names and efforts of the builders, the Ministers, the congregation, and the community to ensure that the building remains a church for all, for another 150 years.

“It has seen countless thousands of worshippers pass through its simple vestibule to celebrate baptisms, marriages, and funerals. However, during that time, it has encountered many struggles in order to keep its doors open to all,” comments author, Jacky Dalton who took on the task of reprising Keith McKenzie’s original 1972 centenary history of the Church. She has spoken with congregation members from the past 50 years and collected reminiscences and photographs to add to the story of one of Hill End’s iconic buildings.

This further addition to the Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group’s histories of the district will be launched by special guest, John Robinson, a descendant of Joseph Paxton whose mining wealth contributed to the Church’s construction in 1872. Join us at the Church for the book launch on Easter Sunday 31st March, at 4pm for afternoon tea. Rarely open for viewing this is an opportunity to admire the Church’s features, including the lead light windows, solid red cedar pulpit and pews.

The Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group Inc. has long been involved in collecting and preserving the local and family history of this significant gold mining region. It is fitting the Gathering Group takes a significant role in maintaining and sharing this history and the memories of past workers and the congregation as the building reached its 150th year and now faces an uncertain future.

Front & Back Covers

Inside Text – Sample 1

Inside Text – Sample 2



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