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Stunning Church and Grounds
Locally it is held that the Church was first used on 4/12/1857
Bombala. Material: Stone. Cost: £935.
Is an old stone Church, built in 1857, “opened” on 27/11/1859 and consecrated 14/2/1872. An oak altar was given by Miss Edwards, of Burnima, in 1918, and a brass altar lectern, presented by Miss Kyle and Misses Garnock in 1909 There are tablets to the memory of A. B. Elliott, killed in action 1916, H. L. Murphy and R, B. Murphy, both killed in action 1918. A freestone tablet on the wall is to the memory of John Louis, son of the Rev. John Steele, died October 14, 1861; there is a stained glass window in memory of S. R. Steele, wife of Charles Harper, died December 31, 1875, aged 28; also a stained glass window, subject S. Matthias, but with no inscription. A new organ was provided in 1926. The bell is reported to be one of the original peal of old St. Philip’s, Sydney. It is of beautiful tone, but no inscription can be found on it. It was probably given by the Campbell family. The pewter communion vessels are inscribed “S. Matthias’ Church, Bombala, 1857.”