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Thanks for your query. Yes, it is essentially the same. A glebe is a tract of land that belongs to a church. The Sydney suburb of Glebe’s name derives from the fact that the land on which it was developed was a glebe, originally owned by the Anglican Church. ‘The Glebe’ was a land grant of 400 acres (1.6 km2) given by Governor Arthur Phillip to Reverend Richard Johnson, Chaplain of the First Fleet, in 1790.
See also https://glebesociety.org.au/about-glebe/history-heritage/what-does-glebe-mean/
The word Glebe in Ireland is connected with a presbytery or house for a pastor or priest . Is that so in NSW?
I have just signed a lease to run art making workshops in the basement classroom of the Glebe Town Hall. I will also be hiring out the space to other artists and anyone who is interested in using it for small meetings, reading groups, presentations etc. The maximum number of people who could be in the room at once is 10, 12 at a stretch.
The hourly rate for hire is $25 per hour.
Please let me know if anyone in the Society may be interested in using it or if you would like further info. Kind regards, Sarah
The Glebe Society