Lismore, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1864

Denomination: Presbyterian

Address: High Street, Lismore, Victoria, 3324

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Wadawurrung people

Last Updated: 20/06/2023

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History and Architecture:

At the Congregational Meeting held on the 10th March,  1864, a motion was approved " that a church be built, that the building be of stone, according to a plan that may afterward be considered desirable." A building committee was appointed, consisting of Messrs J. L. Currie, John Logan and Archibald Glenn.

On the 29th March the tender of George H. Botterill was accepted, the amount being £426 10. On the 8th June the foundation stone was well and truly laid by Miss Henrietta Currie (Mrs P. S. Lang), and on the 9th October the church was formally opened and dedicated to the worship of God by the Rev. Irving Hetherington, of Scots Church, Melbourne. The Rev. S. Corrie, the parish minister, was also present.

The Church bell was cast in Geelong in 1865 to the order of Mr J.L. Currie. It bears the inscription " Laus Deo" on one side and "Lismore Sabbath Bell" on the other.


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
1858 - 1874 Rev S. Corrie 1905
1874 - 1886 Rev Horatio Ellerman 1886
1887 - 1891 Rev A. C. Smith
1891 - 1892 Rev C. F. Howe 1857 1892
1893 - 1907 Rev G. B. McNair 1864 1907
1908 - 1912 Rev J. C. McPhee
1912 - Rev E. A. Forbes


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Presbyterian Church of Victoria Lismore Parish Jubilee Historical Sketch. 1864 - 1914. SLT 285.2945 L69