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Lovely place. Plenty of military insignia to see on the walls. Some trivia for non-Australians like... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Tokyo, Japan
Reminded us of Tasmanian Churches

Tucked around a corner up the hil and through the tunnel from the Rocks tourist area on the corner... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Argyle and Lower Fort Streets, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Lovely place. Plenty of military insignia to see on the walls. Some trivia for non-Australians like me: this church appeared in the movie Mission Impossible 2, in the religious parade scene. (Other Sydney landmarks, too, including the Bradleys Head Amphitheatre - check out that view!)

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Tucked around a corner up the hil and through the tunnel from the Rocks tourist area on the corner of Lower Fort St and Argyle St is an early Anglican church finished in 1840. If you are into historic churches it's an easy walk.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The church is the first military church of Sydney. It has interesting military memorabilia, The east window and the pulpit are quite nice. It is at the rocks. It is close to the observatory. It is easy to find and located at a quiet neighbourhood....More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Garrison Church is one of the oldest religious venues in Sydney. It is a nice place to explore Australia's often dark history.

Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Just up from Argyle stairs, this is a simple church. It used to be used for soldiers but now it is a nice old Anglican parish church. Pretty understated as churches go, no-one was there the day I visited. It was nice, open, serene. Not...More

Thank finesilver
Reviewed 2 December 2017

From the outside this delightful sandstone church is almost understated in architecture and is set in a very beautiful old part of Sydney. The Rocks and Sydney Observatory are very close by. I recommended the length of stay in the box below as under 1...More

Thank 255060Victoria
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This ancient (in Australian standards) Anglican church, now merged to St Philip's church in 2013 to form a joint parish. The original purpose of building Garrison church was, to relieve St Philip's because it was too small already to accommodate the growing number of soldiers....More

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Besides the stunning old building, this Anglican Church has much history from early Sydney settlement, being the church the soldiers garrison nearby attended each Sunday. Today the services are of the modern Anglican style, delivered by a lovely, friendly minister in Craig Tubman, where sermons...More

Thank 57libby
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I was walking around The Rocks this morning and came across this church which was open. Lovely architecture and an impressive internal structure albeit a simple one. Worth a visit for some quiet reflection when the church is not in use.

Thank X1105XOashleya
Reviewed 17 April 2016

It's a beautiful historic Church in the old centre of town. Worth a quick drop by if in the area but don't go out of your way.

Thank C_and_J_Lewis
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