Introduction

Recently formed, the purpose of the St Mark’s Historical Society (SMHS) is to preserve and celebrate the achievements of our church as a source of inspiration and encouragement to the development of modern Australian society.  Since its foundation as a Chapel of Ease in October 1847, St Mark’s has always held a key role as a sacred place of worship and a source of philanthropy and benevolence as Sydney and the nation have developed.  People of noble intent and their families have humbly gathered here to give thanks to God and to provide leadership to the community, serving through the grace of Jesus Christ and seeking to show God’s love in action.   

Getting involved

Help us to preserve important elements of Darling Point’s history for posterity by sharing your old photos, letters, household history and personal stories or providing suggestions.

Structure

We aim preserve and celebrate the achievements of our church as a source of inspiration and encouragement to the development of modern Australian society.

Activities

We aim to inform future generations of the important role our church has played in shaping modern Australian society. We have lots of ideas and would love your input too.

Resources

Resources to help you on your historical journey. Helpful books and general information about ways to discover more about the history of St Mark’s Church and surrounds.

Builders of Modern Australia

Gain a better understanding of the significant contribution to the development of our modern society made by compassionate, prominent citizens of the Eastern Suburbs.

Mysteries

Can you help us solve some of our mysteries? Given St Mark’s history, spanning over 170 years, it is not surprising that there are puzzle pieces missing. Do you know the real story?