Eltham, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1880

Denomination: Uniting

Address: Corner John Street & Main Road, Eltham, Victoria, 3095

Previous Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri people

Last Updated: 28/05/2022

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History and Architecture:

The Eltham Wesleyan Methodist began meeting in the home of Mr. Taylor in Mt. Pleasant Road in 1850 and in other houses including the postmaster’s slab hut in Henry St. In 1860 the first church was built in the same street and then 1880 the present church was built on the corner of John St and Main Rd, then called Maria Street. This building remained unaltered for 50 years although electricity was connected in the late 1920s.

The foundation stone was laid by Fred J. Cato on 3 October 1931.

In 1996 there was an amalgamation of Eltham Methodist Church and Montmorency St Andrews Presbyterian Church. In 2016 the Montmorency Uniting Church was closed to concentrate mission at the Eltham site.


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
1939 - 1940 Rev Elson B. Cousins M
1947 - 1952 Rev John J. Goff M
1952 - 1956 Rev Horace W. H. Laity M
1956 - 1962 Rev Graeme V. Warne M 1930 2021
1957 - Rev John W. Strickland M 1967
1962 - Rev William R. Harrison M
1962 - Rev Brian L. Howe M
2015 - Rev Tina Lyndon U
2020 - Rev Yoo Mi Park U


  1. Methodist Ministers Australasian Index