Boort, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1958

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 8 King Street, Boort, Victoria, 3537

Previous Denomination: Methodist

Architect: Earle and Bundy

Traditional Owners: Dja Dja Wurrung people

Last Updated: 30/08/2023

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History and Architecture:

The first Methodist services were conducted as part of the Inglewood circuit from the mid-1870s. A church building was erected in Boort in 1881 after the school building became too small for services.

A new brick Methodist church was built in Boort in 1958 by Don Hock of Bendigo and the former Catumnal Methodist church building, built in 1934 by A. P. Dunne, was transported to the site for use as a Sunday school hall.

A new brick Methodist church was built in Boort in 1958 by Don Hock of Bendigo and the former Catumnal Methodist church building, built in 1934 by A. P. Dunne, was transported to the site for use as a Sunday school hall.

Earle and Bundy Builders of Rosanna visited Boort and discussed needs and ideas with the Committee and drew up plans for the building that you see today. They also designed the Anglican Church here in Boort and recommended that both churches be built at the same time. Don Kock from Bendigo won the contract for both churches. The contract for this church let on 29/8/1958, was to be completed by 5/4/1959. Contract was £9713, all up £14,000. With £3,670 in the Bank, it was fully paid by 1966.

Clergy:

This list is not in the correct order of appointments except for those with start & finish dates.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
- Rev A. Edgar M
- Rev W. Burridge M 1912
1886 - 1886 Rev John Rowse M
- Rev L. Rowlands M
1889 - 1890 Rev William Charles Edwards M 1862 1897
1890 - 1891 Rev Percy Knight M
- Rev G. Evans M
- Rev E. Baker M
1895 - 1896 Rev Robert A. Taylor M
1895 - 1898 Rev John Adams Locum
- Rev J. Leslie M
- Rev F. Delbridge M
- Rev W. Richards M
- Rev C. Chapple M
- Rev T. Green M
- Rev L. Fielding M
- Rev F. Butchers M
- 1914 Rev H. C. Kent M
1915 - 1915 Rev H. Richardson M
1916 - 1921 Rev Gordon B. Campbell M
- Rev J. Mcllroy M
- Rev S. Morris M
1926 - 1929 Rev Ira J. Mann M
1929 - 1932 Rev Charles Gallacher M
1935 - 1938 Rev Horace A. Michell M
1941 - 1945 Rev Robert W. Ward M
1945 - 1949 Rev Allan Mattherson M
1949 - 1952 Rev Frederick A. Foley M
1952 - 1956 Rev G. Lawrence Turner M
1956 - 1962 Rev Albert H. Freeman M
- Rev A. Matherson M
1962 - Rev Graeme V. Warne M
- Rev Robert Gallacher U
- Rev Ken Erwins U
- Rev Merle Fechner U 1913 2021
- Rev I. Papworth U
- Rev K. Wright U
- Rev A. Body U
- Rev B. Baker U
- Rev J. Drt U
- Rev T. Holani U
- Rev Vernoica Bradley U

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Contributions:

1. 2023 Boort Historical Society providing extract from Smoke from the Hill by Fae Stevens

Source:

1. Methodist Church of Australasia Ministerial Index.
2. Loddon Heritage Study.