St James' Church is an Anglican parish church in Sydney, Australia.
Named in honour of St James the Great, it is the oldest extant church
building in the city's inner region and has been in continuous service
since it was consecrated in February 1824. Its original ministry was to
the early convict population of Sydney as well as to the administrative
élite. In succeeding centuries, the church has maintained a special
role in the city's religious, civic and musical life as well as close
associations with the legal and medical professions. The church building
was designed in the style of a Georgian town church by the transported
convict architect Francis Greenway. Worship is in a style commonly found
in the High Church and moderate Anglo-Catholic traditions of
Anglicanism, in contrast to the majority of churches in its diocese
where services are generally in the style associated with Low Church.
The teaching at St James' has a more liberal perspective than most
churches in the diocese on issues of gender and the ordination of women.
Part of a historical precinct, it is listed on the Register of the
National Estate and has been described as one of the world's 80 greatest
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_James%27_Church,_Sydney>
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