Western Fleurieu Anglicans
(A Mission Partnership of The Diocese of The Murray)
Address: 99 Main Road, McLaren Vale
PO Box 306 McLaren Vale SA 5171 
Parish Mobile: 0487 420 653
Parish Secretary
Jane Cuthbert: 0407 651 606

Fr Simon Waters: 8392 4521 simon.waters@bigpond.com 
Fr Brenton Dick: 8323 9744
Deacon Peter Chapman 0428 959 213

The Church of St Stephen is located in the centre of Willunga, at 10 St Andrews Terrace.

The original church of St Stephens was constructed in 1848 as the centre for the Church of England Parish of Myponga, Yankalilla, Meadows and Port Elliott, as well as the Willunga District. It was located on Aldinga Road, further out of town, and was replaced by the current building in 1884.

The church is now one of seven churches in the Ministry District of Southern Vales.

The old church then fell into disuse, possibly used occasionally for funeral services. The building itself was demolished in about 1930 and very little evidence remains of its location within the cemetery.

The new Church of St Stephen, which seats 80, was completed in early May 1884. It is of Gothic style, with brick dressing. Local identity, George Sara was the builder.

The edifice was dedicated on 6 July, 1884. The church was complete with a tower and spire with spirettes on each corner.

Wedding St Steph

In the 1920s the spirettes and the spire were removed.

The tower houses a bell of 225 pounds (102.2 kg), supposedly cast in the reign of Elizabeth I. A feature of the building is the leadlight windows.

This worship centre for the faithful of the Willunga district celebrates Holy Communion on a Saturday evening at 5.30 pm, followed by nibbles and drinks.

For more information please contact:

Ted Sandercock: Phone 8556 4535 e-mail sanderwt@bigpond.com
John Strachan: Phone 8186 3372 e-mail  jstrachan@strachancarr.com.au