The Church of Holy Resurrection was first established in 1958 in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills.
As the Armenian Community began to grow so did the needs of the Church.
Formerly the East Chatswood Baptist Church, the current Church at 10 Macquarie Street, Chatswood was rededicated the new Armenian Apostolic Church of Holy Resurrection and consecrated on 27 February, 1966.
Throughout the decades, the Church has undergone major internal and external renovations to encapsulate the essence of more typical Armenian Church architecture as well as extensions to facilitate larger capacity. The Church of Holy Resurrection has a seating capacity of 350 and additional standing room. The Church doors are open during service times and scheduled prayer times however may be opened for faithful parishioners or visitors on weekdays during church office hours between 9.00am – 3.00pm.
The Church is located close to Chatswood city centre and easily accessible by public transport – bus and train.
Parking is generally kerb side with an adjacent vacant property temporarily made available for car parking on Sundays and major feast days.
The Edgarian Hall is located behind the Church and has a capacity of 120 table seating. It is a functional hall with kitchen facilities and amenities that is widely used by the church community.
The hall is also available for parishioners and community groups for private hire. Enquiries to the Church office (02) 9419-8056
Adjoining the entrance to the Edgarian Hall are church offices shared with the Armenian Community Welfare Centre on weekdays. The Church office is manned by priests or office staff Monday to Friday and Church Councillors on Sunday mornings.
Office hours are: Weekdays 9.00am – 3.00pm & Sundays 9.30am – 1.00pm
Monthly Church Bus Service
A complimentary bus service operates monthly on Sunday mornings for elderly or disadvantaged residents of Ryde and surrounding areas to attend church for the Divine Liturgy.
Bus sizes vary to a maximum 21 seater depending on the number of passengers booked in for the service. Pick-up times are also subject to passenger numbers and the most efficient route of the day.
Armenian Community Welfare Centre
The office of the Armenian Community Welfare Centre is accessible from the main church office.
The ACWC provides a number of services to assist with the welfare needs of members of the Armenian community of NSW. For details on types of service delivery go to ACWC Programs.
Office hours are: Monday to Friday 9.00am – 3.00pm. Enquiries to the Armenian Community Welfare Centre (02) 9419-6394