East Malvern, VIC - Ewing Memorial Uniting

Year Built: 1910

Denomination: Uniting

Address: Corner Burke Road & Coppin Streets, East Malvern, Victoria, 3145

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Architect: H.W. and F.B. Tompkins

Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri people

Last Updated: 27/11/2023

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History and Architecture:

An article in the Melbourne Age Newspaper of 1st August 1910 describes the laying of the Foundation stone, "On Saturday afternoon the foundation stone of the Ewing Memorial Presbyterian Church, Burke road East Malvern. was laid by Mr. J. M. Davis President of the Legislative Council, in the presence of a large gathering. Previous to the stone being laid a short service was held in the old church when the Revs. T. J. Smith, J.W. Harris (moderator of Melbourne South), Professor Skene and George Tait took part. At the laying of the stone an historical sketch of the church since its inception up to the present time was read by the Secretary, Mr. D. J. Kekwiek, and an address was given by the Rev. J. F. Macrae. The Church is in the Gothic style".

An article in the Argus Newspaper 6 March 1911 describes the dedication of the church, " The newly erected Ewing Memorial Church East Malvern was dedicated on Saturday. The Minister the Rev T.J. Smith presided, and the dedication sermon was preached by the Moderator (Rev J McNair). Amongst those present was Mr W Knox. The Church cost with the land £3,000.

The Foundation stone was laid on 30 July 1910 by the Honourable John Mark Davies M.L.C. The Builder was T Stabb and the Architect was H.W. and F.B. Tompkins.


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
- 1923 Rev T. J. Smith
1923 - 1938 Rev William Johnston approx end date
2011 - Rev Gregory D Crowe


The Organ was built in 1921 & rebuilt in 1955 by George Fincham & Sons. It has 2m, 17spst, 7c, elpn. Gt: Sw: Ped: 16.16.8.


1. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.
2. Melbourne Age Newspaper of 1st August 1910
3. Argus Newspaper 6 March 1911