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The St James’ Institute presents: Writing on the Wall: Memorials at St James’

Sunday 9 May | 12:00pm-1:30pm | St James’ Church | $25

This event is part of St James’ Bicentenary celebrations

As Sydney’s oldest church building, St James’ has an important place in Australia’s architectural heritage. The walls of the church are lined with historic memorials. These plaques tell stories of sacrifice, courage, loss, and inspiring faith. Some also use uncomfortable language, reflecting the colonial worldview of the Church’s founders.

In this interactive tour, Michael Horsburgh will explain the history behind the memorials. Participants will have the opportunity to inspect the memorials firsthand and ask questions.

Associate Professor Michael Horsburgh AM taught at the University of Sydney until 1999. He was awarded the Doctor of Theology honoris causa by the Sydney College of Divinity in 2005 and his research interests include Australian religious history.

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