Port Adelaide, SA - Presbyterian (Former)

Denomination: Presbyterian

Address: Saint Vincent Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia, 5015

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Kaurna people

Last Updated: 11/04/2024

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History and Architecture:

Land for the first church was purchased on the corner of Leadenhall and Marryatt Streets, for the cost of £350. The foundation stone was laid on 21st August, 1856, by Sir Thomas Elder, and the church opened for public worship on 22nd February, 1857. Full cost of the building was £1,600, and seating accommodation provided for 300 people.

For another two and a half years services were conducted in the old building, but the need of a larger building becoming increasingly necessary, it was decided to build in a more central position. £1,700 secured the new site and the building was duly erected at a cost of £3,993. The foundation stone was laid by Mr. David Murray on 26th March, 1881.



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
1861 - 1865 Rev Thomas Smillie
1867 - 1871 Rev James Henderson
1871 - 1878 Rev Peter McLaren
1879 - Rev John Hall Angus
1927 - Rev Hugh Morris


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Port Adelaide Presbyterian Church The History of the Church The first 115 years. SA 285.294 P839 1964
2. Photo State Library of SA