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Ararat VIC - St Andrews Uniting


State: Victoria
Denomination: Uniting

Corner King Street and Ararat Pomonal Road Ararat

GPS: -37.284126,142.936714 


History and Architecture:

Formerly a Presbyterian Church that was first considered at a meeting on 16 June 1858 with Mr Robert Allan, being the first Secretary. On 10 September 1858 the first service was held under the leadership of Dr Cairns.*

On 10 February 1859 the Church was opened under the stewardship of Rev William MackIntosh.  The debt for the church and Manse construction was cleared in 1864. By 1875 there was a push to build a new church however it was decided to extend the existing one.*

A newer Church was eventually built about 1959.


An Organ was installed in 1869 and the first Organist was Mr B Guyot. In March 1958 a new electronic two manual pedal organ was purchased.



1858 Rev William Mackintosh
1860 - 1893 Rev James Megew  
1893 Rev John Spalding B.A.
1932 - 1933 Rev H.C. Wilson
1933 Rev S.J. Hill
1940 - 1942 Rev F.T. Borland
1942 - 1946 Rev J Stuckey B.A.
1946 - 1950 Rev William Howden
1950 - 1957 Rev J Lloyd
1957 Rev J George

* The list may not contain all serving Clergy.

Extract*: St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Centenary 1959

Ararat VIC - St Andrews Uniting