The All Saints Church in Henley Brook is the oldest church in Western Australia. Henley Brook is an outer Rural Suburb of Perth Western Australia, part of the Swan Valley Wine region Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of the Australian continent. It was built by Richard Edwards between 1838 and 1840 with the first service taking place on the 10 January 1841. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. For the game see 1841 (board game. Year 1841 ( MDCCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link The site is on a small hill overlooking the Swan River and near the conjunction of the Swan and Ellen Brook. The Swan River estuary flows through the city of Perth, in the south west of Western Australia. This site was where Captain James Stirling camped during his 1827 exploration of the area. Bold text' ]] ==Family background==He was the fifth son of eight of the fifteen children of Andrew Stirling Esq
On the 13 March 1827 Stirling's expedition of the Swan River finished in the area but was unable to venture further upstream due to lack of navigable water. Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. Year 1827 ( MDCCCXXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common The party made camp on the high bank overlooking the river. He wrote in his diary:
". . . the richness of the soil, the bright foliage of the shrubs, the majesty of the surrounding trees, the abrupt and red colour banks of the river occasionally seen, and the view of the blue mountains, from which we were not far distant, made the scenery of this spot as bieutiful [sic] as anything of the kind I have ever witnessed. . . " 
Early services had been regularly held in the area since 1830. The acre of land where Captain Stirling had camped was donated by Frederick Irwin and William Mackie, and in 1838 Reverend William Mitchell was appointed Rector. William Mitchell ( 20 November 1803 – August 3 1870) was a Church of England priest who was the first ordained person to provide Richard Edwards, Irwin's manager at Henley Park and a master bricklayer, under took the building of the church. A bricklayer or mason is a Tradesman who lays bricks to construct Brickwork.
With the assistance of local residents who donated both labor and materials, the church was completed in 1841. The flagstones of the church came from the ballast of ships that had sailed from England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The first service was held on 10th January 1841. Bishop Augustus Short of Adelaide consecrated All Saints Church in November 1848. Augustus Short ( 11 June 1802 - 5 October 1883) was the first Anglican bishop of Adelaide, South Australia. Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia with a
Services have been regularly held in the church since it was built. The Anglican Church holds services here every Sunday with additional services on significant occasions. See also Anglicanism The Anglican Communion is an international association of national Anglican churches All Saints Church is in the Swan Parish; prior to the establishment of the Perth Diocese in 1872 churches in the Swan River Colony were part of the Adelaide diocese. In many rites of the Roman Catholic Church and in Anglican churches, a diocese is an administrative territorial unit administered by a Bishop.
The cemetery that surrounds the church includes the graves of a number of individuals who were significant to the development of the colony: William Mackie, Frederick Irwin, John Connolly and Richard Edwards are all buried in the graveyard. See also William Mackey. William Henry Mackie ( November 19 1799 - November 24 1860) was an early settler of the Colonel Frederick Chidley Irwin (1788–1860 was acting Governor of Western Australia from 1847 to 1848 John Connolly may refer to John Connolly (musician John P Connolly (actor, actor John Connolly (author (b There is a memorial to George Fletcher Moore inside the church. George Fletcher Moore ( 10 December 1798 – 30 December 1886) was a prominent early settler in colonial Western Australia
In 1929 to mark the centenary of settlement a Lynch Gate was erected to mark the farthest point inland that Captain James Stirling's 1827 expedition reached. During 1974 a memorial wall was built in the south west corner of the cemetery. As part of the WAY 1979 celebrations the West Australian chapter of the Australian Institute of Builders restored the lych gate. WAY '79, also referred to as WAY 79 and WAY 1979, was the official 1979 sesquicentennial (150th anniversary celebration of the establishment A lychgate, also spelled lichgate, lycugate, or as two separate words lych gate, (from Old English lic, corpse is a gateway Wrought iron gates completed the boundary fence in 1991; the gates are decorated with the words All Saints and Ellen's Brook.