Holbrook, NSW - Knox Uniting

Year Built: 1901

Denomination: Uniting

Address: Corner Hume Highway & Hume Street, Holbrook, New South Wales, 2644

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Architect: W.M. Campbell

Last Updated: 08/04/2023

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History and Architecture:

Until the year 1870, there had been no religious services held in the district of Germanton (later Holbrook). The population had increased during the two or three years previously, and a desire for religious services was expressed. The Rev. Alex Robb, who at this time was the Minister of the Presbyterian Church at Albury, arranged to visit Germanton occasionally, and conduct Public Worship. His first service was held on Sunday 27th. February 1870.

Plans for a new Church were prepared by Wm. M. Campbell, architect, of Melbourne, and a contract signed with Peter Rogers of Melbourne to build the new Church, for £1,648.12.0. On December 5th, 1900 the Foundation Stone was laid.

Originally a Presbyterian church the first building was opened in 1873 at a cost of £280.00. The present church was opened in 1901 at a cost of £1648.00. The clock on the tower was donated by Penelope Ross and family.


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
1882 - 1888 Rev John Walker D.D. P
1888 - 1906 Rev Alexander McKinlay P
1913 - 1919 Rev Jon Norrie McGee P
1919 - 1922 Rev John Donald Walker P
1923 - 1932 Rev John Lundie M.A. P
1932 - 1938 Rev John Vardie James P
1938 - 1941 Rev Arthur Alexander Adam P
1941 - 1946 Rev Robert Glasgow Crawford P
1946 - 1974 Rev Ronald Edward Williamson P
1974 - 1983 Rev Roland Francis Mackay P / U
1984 - 1990 Rev Garry Gerard Derkenne U
1991 - 1994 Rev Helen Gwenyth Johnson U
1995 - Rev Christine Anne Robert U Student
1996 - Rev Russell Francis Dancey U


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Church Website.
2. Camden Theological Library, click here.