In the days of the early settlers, Australia was developing locality by locality, parish by parish, church by church, and St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, Narrabri was one of them, now celebrating 130 years from 1893-2023.

The mayor of Narrabri at the time, Mr G Dale, offered his congratulations to the Presbyterian community and “felt sure that this day marked a positive forward step in the life of the community”.

The church, complete with fittings, was completed during the period 1893-1896, constructed in the Norman-Gothic style.

In those early days, services were also conducted in outlying areas at farmhouses kindly offered by parishioners.

The year 1943 marked the Jubilee Year for St Stephen’s, and the vestry was refurnished and repainted, with renovations additionally made to the church itself.

Numerous further improvements have taken place since then, with the church standing today as a proud testament to a history of prodigious ministers, strong community ties, and devoted parishioners.

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