Kaniva, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1863

Denomination: Presbyterian

Address: Dungey Street, Kaniva, Victoria, 3419

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia & Jupagik people

Last Updated: 10/01/2023

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History and Architecture:

In the Wimmera the first know church service was held at the Nhill Station Homestead by Reverend James Clow in 1848.

In 1863, and on the 7th January, the first Presbytery of Wimmera met and was constituted with the Revs. James Megaw of Ararat, Patrick Simpson of Horsham, Mr Daniel Hill McMurtrie of the Lake Hindwtrsh Charge, and William Matthew of Pleasant Creek.


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
1888 - 1891 Rev J. Garde
1891 - 1893 Rev Agnew
1893 - Rev Houston
1893 - 1894 Rev R. W. McLean
1894 - Rev John Barnaby
1894 - Rev Thomas Larard
1927 - 1929 Rev W. G. Lewis
1929 - 1937 Rev W. M. Dykes
1937 - 1939 Rev W. M. Strathie
1939 - Rev W. M. Johnstone


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


St John's Presbyterian Church Kaniva, A Century of Service 1889 - 1999