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christ church, bong bong


The Anglican Christ Church at Bong Bong in the Southern Highlands of NSW is the oldest church in the region, dating from 1845. ICS was brought in to conserve the interior paintings and decorative elements of the church, provide advice on the colour scheme, redesign of the internal church lighting, as well as work on the timber pews


  • Flaking paint areas of the interior were consolidated
  • Extensive cleaning works
  • Losses were filled and inpainted before a final varnish layer was applied
  • A specialist decorator was brought in to re-create the original wood-grained effect of the window frames
  • Original lettering at the front of the church was replicated
  • The plain areas of the church interior were repainted using a colour scheme developed from original colours revealed by the conservators' paint scrapes, and in consultation with representatives of the churchwardens
  • The plaques were removed from the walls, cleaned and polished
  • A new lighting system was installed

Read more about our work at Christ Church, Bong Bong.


The Parish Council of Christ Church, Bong Bong


Building Conservation  



Bong Bong Letters before treatment

 Lettering before treatment

Bong Bong During Treatment

During treatment

Bong Bong walls after treatment 

Walls after treatment

Bong Bong ceiling after treatment

Ceiling after treatment