Kiama, NSW - Scot's Presbyterian

Denomination: Presbyterian

Address: 40 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama, New South Wales, 2533

Architect: Thomas Rowe

Traditional Owners: Wodi Wodi people

Last Updated: 05/11/2023

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History and Architecture:

A heritage-listed church it was designed by Thomas Rowe and built from 1860 to 1863 by builders Moon & Simmons and carpenters Walker Bros. The Church has a slate roof, the internal walls plastered with a stone paved floor, timber trussed ceiling with hammer beam iron tier. All joinery is cedar.

Sandstone was used in its construction and was a gift from the Robb family on whose estate at Riversdale near the Minnamurra River it was quarried. Basalt for the foundations and inner walls came from Mr Carson's quarry in Kiama.

The Church sold a parcel of land for the rail line extension on the condition the Authority compensate with a Church steeple.


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
1876 - 1879 Rev John Wilson
1890 - 1905 Rev John Burgess
1906 - 1908 Dr Northcroft Merrington
1908 - 1910 Rev James Malcolm 1910
1910 - 1913 Rev Thoma Alexander
1913 - 1916 Mr Alexander Tullock Yuille
1916 - 1942 Rev George Montgomery Torbett 1942
1943 - 1948 Rev Henry Hugh Childs 1951
1948 - 1952 Rev James Mullan
1953 - 1957 Rev Alex Fraser Meldrum 1970
1958 - 1969 Rev Malcolm Donald MacLeod 2012
1971 - 1984 Rev David Ernest Hawkins
1989 - Rev George Ivan Alexander Newell
1990 - Rev George Smyth Uhr
1992 - 1995 Rev Alex Constantine Cozadinos
2001 - Rev Noel Creighton
2023 - Rev Andrew Satchell


The Organ was built in 1907 by Charles Richardson. It was restored in 1962 by J.W. Walker & Sons (Aust), 2m., 8, 4c., tr.
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1. Reyerson Index.
2. Out of the wilderness: a history of the Presbyterian Church in Illawarra.
3. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.