Brighton, VIC - St Leonard's Uniting

Year Built: 1956

Denomination: Uniting

Saint: Leonard

Address: Corner New Street & Wolseley Grove, Brighton, Victoria, 3186

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Architect: Bruce Kemp

Traditional Owners: Bunurong people

Last Updated: 06/03/2024

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History and Architecture:

The Wolseley Grove site was purchased for £300. Towards this amount the people contributed £130. and the Church and Manse Loan Fund promised a loan of £200. The first intention was to build a wooden structure and Church hall at a cost of £350. The architect appointed by the meeting advised that little extra cost would be involved in making the structure a permanent brick one and accordingly alternative tenders were invited for brick and wood. Very shortly afterwards a tender for a brick structure was accepted. the contract price being £500. 

The Foundation stone for the first church was laid on 29 October 1892 by the Brighton Mayor M.J.S. Gair Esq.


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
1907 - Rev Hume Robertson P 1921
- 1926 Rev Hugh Kelly P
1926 - 1938 Rev H. G. Jones P
1938 - Father P. E. Fennessy P
1939 - Rev E. G. Petherick P
2012 - Rev Kim Cain U


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. St Leonard's Presbyterian Church Brighton Jubille History 1891 - 1941. LOC 285.29451 SAI