History

With growing numbers of Armenians settling in the western suburbs of Sydney in the 1980s, a new Church Council was formed in the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia in 1993 to establish a parish for the Armenian Community residing in the locale.

Over the pursuing years, clergy of the Church of Holy Resurrection began celebrating the Divine Liturgy regularly each month in local churches to care for the spiritual and religious needs of the regional Community.

Under the direction of the Late Primate, His Eminence Archbishop Aghan Baliozian and in consultation with the Diocesan and Properties Councils, the Church Council of Sydney West began exploring options in the new millennia to establish a Church in a central location to where Armenians reside.

After seeking possibilities of land and building options, the property at 26 Garfield Street, Wentworthville which housed a Masonic Temple became available in 2007 and proved to be a financially feasible project to acquire and transform into a church. The central location of the property was also deemed ideal for the Sydney West Armenian population that reside within a 10-20 minute driving radius from the peripheral suburbs.

The property was purchased in 2007 and the redevelopment project commenced in November 2012 under the sanction of the Diocesan Council. Today, the building on site is well advanced after the transformation to a holy sanctuary where the community of the area participate in the Divine Liturgy every Sunday within their locale.

On 5 January 2014, His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian consecrated the holy altar and celebrated the inaugural Divine Liturgy. Today, Holy Mass has since been celebrated every Sunday by the Very Reverend Nerses Harutyunian.

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