Wandin North, VIC - Uniting (20906)

Year Built: 1881

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 108 Benak Road, Wandin North, Victoria, 3139

Previous Denomination: Methodist

Last Updated: 30/03/2021

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History and Architecture:

A United Free Methodist church opened in 1867. The Church bricks were made on Mr E Hunters property and Mr Henry Sebrie was the builder.

The first service was held in the home of a Mr. Payne. The first church on the current site was built in 1868, on an acre of land granted to the group to be used for ‘religious purposes, public meetings and education’.

Work on the stone church began in 1881 with labour and materials coming from local settlers, including the Hunter, Sebire, Hogg, Holter and Payne families.

Clergy:

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
1870 - Rev Joseph Ross M
1872 - 1875 Rev Truscott M
1875 - 1878 Rev Saml Alden M
1878 - 1882 Rev John Baningham M
1882 - 1887 Rev G Hounsell M
1887 - 1891 Rev John Green M
1891 - 1894 Rev J Westacott M
1894 - 1898 Rev E Turner M
1898 - 1900 Rev H Wallace M
1900 - 1903 Rev R L Read M
1903 - 1906 Rev John W Crean M
1906 - 1907 Rev John Adams M
1907 - 1908 Rev Richard Brown M
1908 - 1910 Rev Thomas Copeland M
1910 - 1913 Rev Richard Yeo M
1913 - 1916 Rev James Lowe M
1916 - 1919 Rev Robert Jackson M
1919 - 1920 Rev A Ditterich M
1920 - 1924 Rev Lewis Sheers M
1920 - 1924 Rev S Saunders M
1924 - 1927 Rev W J Bottoms M
1927 - 1929 Rev H C Kent M
1929 - 1932 Rev Frederick C Ivory M
1932 - 1936 Rev George Osmond M
1936 - 1941 Rev James Mellor M
1939 - 1941 Rev W T Johns M
1941 - 1942 Rev John P Thomas M
1942 - 1945 Rev Arthur Geddies M
1945 - 1950 Rev H W Laity M
1950 - 1951 Rev W C Bridgeborn M
1951 - 1957 Rev L E Barnard M
1957 - 1961 Rev Harold E Walsh M
1961 - 1967 Rev Joseph Leach M
1967 - Rev Allan W Shallcross M
2020 ? - Rev Deacon Deborah Kottek U

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

1. Wandin Methodist Church Centenary 1868 - 1968 Souvenir. LTP 287.194521 W 18 C
2. Victoria Places