Mooroopna, VIC - Methodist (Former)

Year Built: 1879

Denomination: Methodist

Address: 14 Alexander Street, Maroopna, Victoria, 3629

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Kaieltheban people

Last Updated: 17/03/2023

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History and Architecture:

Land for the Methodist church building was purchased on 29 August 1878. The bricks were fired locally by a Mr Clarkson. The church was constructed in 1879 by the local United Free Methodist congregation. The new church was opened by its first minister, Rev. Isaacs. Other early ministers were Revs Richards, RJ Garde, F Clemens, D Porteus, T Reid and JH Cain.

A major renovation was undertaken in 1936 or 1937, made possible by a bequest from the estate of John Knight. In 1941, when Rev Pearce Barber took up a military chaplaincy.

The former Mooroopna Methodist church was sold in 1987 and is now a private home.


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
- Rev Isaacs
- Rev Richards
- Rev Garde
1923 - 1926 Rev Arthur A. Lyons
1929 - 1933 Rev Edmund Arthur Hinson 1968
1938 - 1941 Rev Pearce B. Barber
1942 - 1943 Rev Eric V. Saynor 1989
1950 - 1952 Rev Eric F. Osborn 2007
1952 - 1956 Rev Joseph Leach
1956 - 1960 Rev Leonard Bluff
1960 - Rev Keith A. Stephens


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Greater Shepparton Heritage study.
2. Methodist Church of Australasia Ministerial Index
3. Mooroopna Historical Society for photo. Receipt #1102-5859