St Ambrose's Church is of local historical and architectural significance. It has had a long association with the Irish Catholic community of Brunswick, and, with the hall in Dawson Street, was the focus of the local anti-conscription movement during World War One, which used the hall. The church is a notable landmark on Sydney Road.
ST AMBROSE'S CATHOLIC CHURCH - Physical Description 1
St Ambrose's Church, at 289 Sydney Road, Brunswick, is a Gothic Revival Church with a cruciform plan. The walls are of bluestone with rendered dressings and copings. The south aisle roof is marked with conical pinnacles. Windows are pointed arches, and the large east window has geometrical tracery. The church has a squat tower with a slate pyramidal roof topped by an iron cross at the north-east corner. The church's gable ends are topped with stone crosses. The cast iron palisade fence and gates are original.
Key Architectural Elements: notable Gothic Revival design in bluestone with contrasting rendered dressings
Conservation Guidelines: remove protective covering from east window
Principal Historic Themes: establishment of permanent places of worship