Echuca, VIC - Uniting (Former)

Year Built: 1869

Denomination: Uniting

Address: Percy Street, Echuca, Victoria, 3564

Previous Denomination: Methodist

Architect: Crouch & Wilson

Traditional Owners: Yorta-Yorta people

Last Updated: 22/02/2024

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History and Architecture:

A wall plaque reads,

Site of the former Wesley Church. The site of first building erected for public worship in Echuca was a modest brick chapel built in 1864. Echuca's founder, Henry Hopwood, laid the foundation stone and named the building `Echuca Wesleyan Church'. A new building opened in 1869 replaced the run down chapel and in 1875 a transept and porch were added. From 1977 Wesley operated under the Uniting Church banner, but rationalisation of buildings led to its closure and the last service was held here in December 1993. The Roman Catholic Trusts Corporation bought the building in 1996, and it later became classrooms for St. Mary's School. The church was saved from demolition in 1998 by community action, which recognised its heritage value and significant role in Echuca's history.

A memorial stone reads, " Methodist Church Memorial stone 1869".



These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1870 - 1872 Rev William Henry Fitchett M 1841 1928
1925 - 1928 Rev Horace M. W. Brady M
1948 - 1949 Rev Howard W. Secombe M
1954 - 1960 Rev Reginald F.P. Bye M
1960 - Rev G. Edwin Gray M
1949 - 1954 Rev Horace A. Michell M
1933 - 1937 Rev Cecil H. Poxon M
1937 - 1941 Rev Harold J. Rouch M


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Methodist Church of Australasia Ministerial Index