Sunday, 11 November 2012

Old Buildings: St Jude's Church, Capertee

Dating from the 1930s Saint Jude's church in Capertee is located at the northern end of the village on the Mudgee Road (Castlereagh Highway). A Station church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bathurst this simple chapel is still consecrated but is rarely used for religious services.

St Jude's church in Capertee

The exterior is constructed of painted corrugated iron while the interior consists of a nave and porch. Light comes from coloured glass, Gothic style, windows. Despite its architectural simplicity this church appeals to many, especially Christians who like an unpretentious location for prayer and contemplation.

This church is named in honour of the Apostle Saint Jude Thaddeus, the Catholic saint of lost causes. Hopefully the long term survival of this building is not a lost cause.

St Jude's church as seen from the north
Located nearby to St Jude's is the Anglican Church of Saint Augustine's. These are the only two churches in Capertee.

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