Moonee Ponds, VIC Uniting

Year Built: 1897

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 60 Maribynong Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, 3039

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Architect: Hillson, Beasley and Little

Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri people

Last Updated: 29/06/2023

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History and Architecture:

The original church was Presbyterian. Competitive designs were invited in 1895 for a church to seat 600 people. 38 designs were received and that of Hillson, Beasley and Little was selected. Tenders were called for the erection of the church in September 1896 without the intended tower. The tender of Angel Bros for 3,067 pounds was accepted.

The building was completed by May 1897 and dedicated by the Rt Revd Dr Macdonald on 28 May of that year. A Foundation stone reads, " Ascot Vale Presbyterian Church This Memorial stone was laid by His Excellency the Governor Lord Brassey K.C.B. 27th November A.D. 1896. The Glory of the Lord filled the House John Little ?? Architect Ezekiel XL 15". 

The church building and the organ were destroyed by fire as a result of arson in 2004. The front towers were retained to satisfy Moonee Valley Council heritage requirements. For more historical information visit the church website here.


This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
2020 - Rev Gordon Bannon


The organ was built in 1904 by George Fincham & Son at a cost of £410.