The oldest Greek Orthodox Church in Australia (and the southern hemisphere) is set to open its gates after completion of some restoration.

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, located in Sydney’s Surry Hills, will formally be opened on Sunday 2 June at 8 am with the presence of Archbishop of Australia Makarios.

The Thyranixia of the Holy Trinity marks a successful moment for the church, which opened in 1898 and gained State Heritage Status by the NSW government in 2010, with this representing a key development in the restoration process.

The church has been subject to various stages of restoration, which includes work done in 2023 and this year as well as future work to be conducted up until 2025.

The significant age of the church had led to deterioration over time due to water entry and tree root damage underground.

This work is estimated to come to a cost of over $1.1 million once it has been fully completed, with the work done so far sufficient to make it fit for use once again.

This event promises to be a massive step forward in this project as the church welcomes the public back into its doors, resuming its operations as a place of worship like it has done for well over a century.

The restoration process involved a great deal of organisation by the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW and the Holy Trinity Restoration Committee, with funds for this project coming from both the emergency funds of the Community as well as donations.