Bluestone Church on a sunny day looking across the lawn
A modern stained-glass window with lilies, fish and angels' wings
A traditional stained-glass window with four panels showing Jesus talking to the crowds
A bluestone gothic church
Black and white photograph of a church with a picket fence and hedge.

St Columb's Anglican Church Hawthorn

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George Wharton 1883


St Columb's Church, built in 1883, connects key people in the development of Melbourne with a local narrative in that this was a period of rapid growth of Hawthorn. This Gothic Revival bluestone building has a fine collection of stained glass windows by such important companies as Brooks Robinson and William Montgomery, which reflect the culture and values of the wider community of the time.

What's On

The church building will be open to view and items from the archive will be on display. There will also be a guided tours of the building's highlights. Experienced guides will be available to answer questions throughout open hours. Copies of the new book about the stained-glass windows will be available to view and to purchase.

Children's Activities

A scavenger hunt will be available. The community garden will be operating on Saturday morning.

Images: (1) St Columbs Church 2024. Photo: EY. (2) Angliss Window by David Wright. Photo: Tom Roe. (3) West Window, memorial to Randal Alcock, by Brooks Robinson & Co. Photo: Tom Roe. (4) St Columbs Church, west end, 2024. Photo: EY (5) St Columbs Church 2010. Photo: church archives.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Open access 10am-3pm
Talks at 11.30am + 1.30pm
Running for 30 minutes in groups of 25
No bookings required

Sunday 28 July
Open access 11.15am-3.30pm
Talk at 1pm
Running for 30 minutes in a group of 25
No bookings required

Worship service at 10am
Public is welcome

No bookings required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

The church is on St Columbs Street. The church hall is on the corner of Burwood Road.


Fully wheelchair accessible


5 St Columbs St, Hawthorn VIC 3122

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