St Andrew's Church and Hall


Shire of Katanning

Place Number



Cnr Aberdeen & Arbour Sts Katanning

Location Details

Other Name(s)

St Andrew's Anglican Church

Local Government



Great Southern

Construction Date

Constructed from 1911

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
State Register Registered 31 May 1996 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions and Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 25 Jan 1996 Category 1

Child Places

  • 24693 St Andrew's Church
  • 24678 St Andrew's Church Hall

Statement of Significance

The hall is primarily significant in terms of its relationship to St Andrew's Church, which is the oldest remaining church in Katanning. The functions and events, which occurred in the hall, contributed very much to the social and religious life of the people of Katanning, in particular the large Anglican community. The style of the hall is uncommon in Anglican architecture of the period and is commonly found in non-conformist religious architecture. The hall and church have strong links with the Piesse family, which contributed much to the construction of both buildings.

Physical Description

A Federation Tudor brick asymmetrical construction, timber framed corrugated iron roof with twin roof vents. It is a four bay plan with a centrally located entry between asymmetrical elements at the front. The bricks were locally made. The building also features castellated parapet walling and buttressing, the latter possibly being added after the hall was completed. The roofing structure is quite unique with a combined rafter and tension cable design truncating the steep roof pitch. The original Gothic arched front door has been replaced. Windows and other doors all feature Gothic arches. Extensions made to the rear of the church are of a different style. The interior has solid timber roof panelling and painted walls. Drainage and brick restoration was undertaken in 2005. Concrete ramps have been added to the front and back doors for disabled access.


The Hon. F H Piesse laid the foundation stone for the church hall on 27th March 1911, on a site adjacent to the existing St Andrew's Church. The architect was E Summerhayes. The hall was used weekly for parish meetings, dances, fundraisers and various other activities. A few years after the hall was completed, additions were made to the rear, which included kitchen and eating facilities, toilet amenities. In the mid 1950s, room was set-aside in the hall for office space for Mr A C Stark, from Wells Organisation Pty Ltd. Mr Stark organised many fundraising events and was instrumental to the continued growth and development of the Anglican community during this time.


Fair - Good


Name Type Year From Year To
E Summerhayes Architect 1911 -


Ref ID No Ref Name Ref Source Ref Date
Nomination form
Heritage Council Assessment form
National Trust Assessment Form

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
2486 St Andrew's Anglican Church Katanning; St Andrew's Hall Katanning; St Peter's Anglican Church Badgebup; St Elizabeth's Anglican Church Broomehill : asessment of buildings and recommendations of work to be done . Heritage Study {Other} 1993

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church Hall
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church Hall
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel

Architectural Styles

Federation Gothic

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron
Wall BRICK Other Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

31 Dec 2016


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