Tennant Creek, NT - Uniting

Year Built: 1965

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 58 - 60 Patterson Street, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, 0860

Architect: A. A. Soars

Traditional Owners: Waramungu people

Last Updated: 31/03/2024

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History and Architecture:

Opened in December of 1966 and designed by Mr. A A (Fred) Soars, an engineer for Peko Mines, Tennant Creek. The dedication was carried out by the Chairman of the Board of the United Church in North Australia and the Territories, the Rev. C Venton Hayman.  The Resident Minister then was Rev. John O’Reilly.

Except for certain specialist tasks of brick laying and electrical work, the building programme was carried out entirely by voluntary labour. The total cost of the complete building and fittings was $12,500.

Mr George Parmenter of Ballina, NSW came to Tennant Creek in April 1966 and left in November 1966. A retired carpenter, he showed his skill and devotion to the work of the church in labouring in a voluntary capacity for this period.
Mr Bill Russell of Wagga Wagga NSW came to Tennant Creek in September 1965 to work in the town with the expressed intention of giving his spare time to the project.

A full description of the Church can be viewed here.


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
1966 - Rev John O’Reilly


The organ was originally placed in the John Flynn Memorial Church, Alice Springs as a gift of Scotch College Melbourne, with their consent it is now placed in this building.


1. 2024 Simon Saunders photo of Church