Lavington, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Denomination: Presbyterian

Saint: Andrew

Address: 402 Wagga Rd, Lavington, New South Wales, 2641

Architect: Unknown

Last Updated: 27/02/2023

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History and Architecture:

Reverand Peter Gunn of the Gaelic Church Melbourne first visited Albury and it was he who laid the foundations of the church. He had already visited and baptised at Kilmore, Seymour, Longwood, Benalla, Wangaratta and Albury.

The first mention of the Albury - Lavington area was made St David's Kirk Chronicle September 1936 where it says "Our experiment in brining our children from north Albury and Lavington has proved successful." A request was made to commence services at Lavinton. Rev H.J. Hillman conducted a service on the 4th Sunday of the month in 1937 with a small congregation.

The name of the Church was changed from St Andrew's Presbyterian Church to Albury Presbyterian Church in 2010. Church planting activities since 2010 has resulted in a network of four churches up to 2020.


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
1952 - 1954 Deacon Winifred Hilliard
1955 - 1956 Mr Alan Mortimer
1956 - 1957 Mr M. McBride
1957 - 1959 Mr James C. Cox
1959 - 1961 Mr Gerard Packer Wood
1961 - 1965 Rev Leslie Martin
1966 - 1969 Rev C. E. Bowles
1970 - 1978 Rev Ian Davidson
1978 - 1979 Mr W. Porter Young
1980 - 1986 Rev Gary Fintelman
1987 - 1997 Rev Donald Geddies
1998 - 2009 Rev Bruce Gorton
2006 - Present Pastor David Powell
2010 - Present Pastor Paul Sheely
2013 - Present Pastor Mike Wong
2018 - Present Pastor David Hayes


1. Anthony Johnston 2022 with additional names.


St Andrews Presbyterian Church Albury 1947 - 1997 H285.29448SAI