Reid, ACT - Korean Uniting

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 56 Coranderrk Street, Reid, Australian Capital Territory, 2612

Previous Denomination: Methodist

Architect: J C R Mills

Traditional Owners: Ngunnawal people

Last Updated: 14/04/2024

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History and Architecture:

The Church was opened by Rev John Wheen President General on 8 October 1927 and was the first Methodist church built in the Capital. The church, in red brick, was opened on 8/9 October, 1927, and four extensions have been added since, all in sympathetic style.

The Architect appointed from Sydney was Mr JCR Mills of Concord. The Builder was Mr RE Midson of Epping. The style of the building is of Gothic decroative and the plan was Cruciform. There was a removable cap on the tower to be removed when funds were availalbe to add the tower. Total cost was £5,150.


These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1926 - 1931 Rev Vercoe M
1931 - 1932 Rev R. C Barlow M
1932 - 1935 Rev H W. Woodhouse M
1935 - 1939 Rev J Thomson M
1936 - 1940 Rev R. G. Arthur M
1940 - 1943 Rev D A. Trathen M
1946 - 1950 Rev S J. Hazelwood M
1950 - 1954 Rev J. C Lavender M
1954 - 1958 Rev R Howe M
1958 - 1963 Rev H J.C. Cox M
1963 - 1968 Rev G A. Wright M
1969 - 1974 Rev A. T Quant M
1975 - Rev N D McDonald M / U


Built in 1963 by J.W. Walker & Sons of Ruislip, Middlesex. Enlarged in 1977 by Peter Jewkes (addition of Trompette). 2m., 4 rks. + mixture ext., el.mag. Removed in 2013 by Peter Jewkes and placed in storage To be relocated in St Paul's, East Brisbane.
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1. 2024 Simon Saunders for church photo


1. The Red Bricks of Reid, Canberra's first urban church by R.T. Winch. SLT 287.19471 V 72 R
2. Methodist Church of Australia Programme of Official Opening
3. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.