New home for Wilton Anglican Church community

An artist's impression of the new-look Wilton Anglican Church. Inset: The existing Wilton church, which will remain standing.
An artist's impression of the new-look Wilton Anglican Church. Inset: The existing Wilton church, which will remain standing.

Motorists on the Hume Highway may notice a peculiar sight next Wednesday.

A dozen trucks will leave from Smeaton Grange en route to Wilton, carrying pieces of the town's new Anglican church.

The new facility - which costs about $650,000 - will be constructed next to the existing church on Argyle Street.

The building will house 150 people and will allow the church to run activities such as Sunday school and youth group.

Picton and Wilton Anglican Churches senior minister Reverend Ben Boardman said the new church would be mostly built in one day.

"Ground work began on site on Monday and will be complete by next week," he said.

"A lot of hard work happens off site so the entire building will almost be finished next Wednesday [March 20], followed by some tidying up and waterproofing over the coming weeks."

Reverend Boardman said the new church would complement the growing population in the Wilton area.

"A little, brick church was built in Wilton in 1904," he said.

"People have been meeting there for well over 100 years, it's a significant part of Wilton.

"But the church has recognised the growth in Wilton in over the past two decades, particularly in the last five years. That church is no longer sufficient for the population size."

However, Reverend Boardman said there was no plans to get rid of the existing church.

"The old church will remain there and may be possible used for youth group activities," he said.

Construction is partly funded by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney's mission property committee, while local church communities have also rallied together to raise money.

"The churches are working together, it's a real blessing for us," Reverend Boardman said.

Reverend Boardman said the Wilton church could be in operation in the coming months.

"The congregation will move in and we will start having services soon after Easter," he said.