National Trust Appeal

St Matthew's Catholic Church Restoration Appeal

St Matthew’s Catholic Church Windsor NSW in conjunction with The National Trust of Australia NSW have launched a restoration appeal to help raise funds to restore the Church to its original state. The proposed works are estimated to cost approximately $400,000.

The Appeal

St Matthew’s is the oldest Catholic Church still in continual use as a Church on the mainland of Australia. James Doyle, a parishioner, died in 1836 leaving 350 pounds ($700) which was used to build the new church. In 1837, deeds were issued for the church and a school on the corner of Tebbutt and Church Streets. The church and school (which is presently the Parish Hall) was built by 1840.

As this is a National Trust endorsed Appeal it provides tax deductible status on fundraising for Trust Approved  community based conservation projects. Your donation will help these vital works to proceed.

Please forward your donation to:
St Matthew's Catholic Church: PO Box 406, Windsor NSW 2756 and your tax deductible receipt will be forwarded to you.

Alternatively: Tax deductible donations can be made through the National Trust of Australia account:

BSB: 032 044
ACCOUNT: 829132
NAME OF: National Trust of Australia (NSW) St Matthew's Catholic Church Restoration Appeal

Please put your name in the description field and email windsor@parracatholic.org so that we can acknowledge and receipt OR you can contact the Parish Office 02 4577 3073 to place your donation over the phone. Again a tax deductible receipt will be sent to you.

Thank you for thinking about contributing to the preservation of this extremely important part of Hawkesbury history.

Old Church
Old Church
Current Church
Current Church

Tel: (02) 4577 3073
or 1300 504 991
Fax: (02) 4577 2124


12 Tebbutt St,
Windsor, NSW, 2756

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Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm

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