Daylesford, VIC - Uniting
Year Built: 1865
Previous Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist
Architect: Crouch & Wilson
Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri, Taungurung & Dja Dja Wurrung people
Last Updated: 11/03/2023
History and Architecture:
A brick Gothic style building, with a tower and accommodation for 600 people including a sandstone chapel of 1861 and substantial brick church of 1865.
A wall plaque reads, "This plaque commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Daylesford Uniting Church formerly Wesley/Methodist Church 1865 1990 unveiled by Rev G Kerry Graham Moderator Uniting Church of Australia Synod of Victoria on 9 12 1990. Rev Paul Blacker Minister".
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1932 - 1936||Rev Walter T. Lapthorne||M||1979|
|1936 - 1939||Rev John J. Benjamin||M||1984|
|1942 - 1946||Rev Roy C. Addinsall||M||2000|
|1947 - 1950||Rev Angus C. Allison||M|
|1950 - 1957||Rev Frederick A. Plumb||M|
|1957 - 1962||Rev Cyril J. Dodd||M|
|1962 -||Rev Ronald J. Yeats||M|
|1990 -||Rev Paul Blacker||U|
The first pipe organ (possibly by Francis Nicholson, Newcastle, UK) was installed in 1871 from the Mt Erica Methodist Church, Prahran. Second organ, see: Clunes. St Paul's Anglican Church. Present organ, B 1888 William Anderson; ren 1979-80 Leighton Turner. 2 manuals, 14 speaking stops, 3 couplers, tracker action Gt: 8.8 divided.18.104.22.168-2/3.2. Sw: 22.214.171.124.8. Ped: 16. A full description can be seen here.
1. Methodist Church of Australasia Ministerial Index
2. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.