Toorak, VIC - Uniting

Year Built: 1875

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 603 Toorak Road, Toorak, Victoria, 3142

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Architect: Reed and Barnes

Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri people

Last Updated: 15/08/2023

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History and Architecture:

Formerly a Presbyterian Church it was established in 1875 with the Rev. Murdoch MacDonald as Minister.

Designed as a simple cruciform, apsidal plan church with tower, by the architects, Reed and Barnes, it was erected in 1875-76. The principal materials being Barrabool sandstone with Oamuru (New Zealand) limestone pressings. The Gothic Revival style church was enlarged in 1889 to a double transept plan, the architect being J F Smart of the same firm.


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
1875 - 1883 Rev Murdoch Macdonald
1884 - 1884 Rev Martin Lewis B.A.
1885 - 1890 Rev J. F. Ewing M.A.
1891 - 1914 Rev J. F. McCrae
1914 - 1914 Rev J. Mckenzie M.A.
2020 - Rev Christopher Page


The first organ was by the Kew organ builder Alfred Fuller and was built for the 1880 Melbourne Exhibition and was centrally placed in the apse. For further history on the Organ click here.


1. Toorak Presbyterian Church 1875 - 1925 LTP 285.29451 T61P