National Trust Appeal

St Matthew’s Anglican Church Windsor Conservation Management Appeal

The Anglican Parish of St Matthew’s Windsor has launched a restoration appeal  for proposed works which include a new columbarium wall, restoration of the Church tower and Rectory windows. The first stage aims to raise $400,000.

The foundation stone of our Francis Greenway-designed church was laid by Governor Macquarie in October 1817. It predates those of St James in King Street, St Luke’s of Liverpool and St Peter’s of Campbelltown, making St Matthew’s the oldest Anglican Church in Australia by foundation stone. The Precinct includes the working Rectory, the oldest in Australia, stables and cemetery, with such historically significant burials as Andrew Thomson, William Cox, the Tebbutt family, Hawkesbury pioneers, and First and Second Fleet graves. 


This is a National Trust endorsed Restoration Appeal which confers tax deductible status on fundraising for Trust Approved  community based conservation projects. Your donation will help vital works to proceed. Please send it to: the Rev. C Jones, 1 Moses Street Windsor NSW 2756. 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 AC 757 079

Please put your name in the description field and email [email protected] so that we can acknowledge and receipt.

Thank you for thinking about gifts and bequests which contribute to the preservation of this extremely important early Australian colonial precinct.