Rochester, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1912

Denomination: Presbyterian

Address: 2 Jeffrey Street, Rochester, Victoria, 3561

Architect: W T Chapman

Traditional Owners: Yorta Yorta people

Last Updated: 16/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

In 1873 the first services were conducted in Rochester in a building near the old cemetery in Rochester east. 12 months later a brick church was constructed in Gillies Street. (Live and Prosper in Rochester, Rochester 1954) The  church  in  Gillies  Street  was  a  regular  meeting  place  for  37  years  when  a  new  and  larger  church  was  constructed  west of the railway line in 1912. The church was designed by W T Chapman and built by Humphris and Bird. A baptismal font was erected in memory of Mrs Thomas Neilson.

A Foundation stone was laid on 4 Januaury 1912 by the Right Reverend John Matthew Moderator of the Presbyterian Church.


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
1912 - Rev W. Cambell Lahore
1920 - 1923 Rev A. Brownlie
1924 - 1928 Rev E. Eldridge
1939 - Rev Frank Reid
2015 - Rev Stuart Withers


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.