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Holy Trinity, Orange


The organ was originally built in 1911 by the British Pianoforte Co. and rebuilt (in celebration of 100 years of Anglican teaching in Orange) in 1955. The left-hand photograph is by Trevor Bunning and is reproduced courtesy of the OHTA.

Christ Church Borenore

Christ Church Borenore was built by the combined effort of the Methodist, Church of England and the Presbyterian congregations, and was completed in 1878. It was originally called Christs Chuch as it was not seen by the local folk as belonging to any one denomination but as a shared place of worship for all. They all contributed to the supply, transport and construction of both the Church and the adjacent school.

All materials used were obtained locally: clay for the bricks from nearby Borenore Creek (and were fired in a hired mobile kiln), large timbers from Mount Canobolas, and shingles were cut from a reserve several miles to the east.

The white marble font was crafted from marble quarried near Borenore Caves by Mr Rusconi, an Italian immigrant. Most of the wooden furniture was also made locally. Several of the stained glass windows were made by the late Philip Handel.

Services were conducted by all three denominations until after World War 2. Services are now held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 8 a.m. with variations at Christmas and Easter.

The Rectory

The Bluestone Hall

This was the first church building. It is currently let to a Pathology Service.