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Albury, NSW - St Andrews Presbyterian

Albury, NSW - St Andrews Presbyterian

Address: 402 Wagga Rd, , Lavington New South Wales, 2641

Reverand Peter Gunn of the Gaelic Church Melbourne first visited Albury and it was he who laid the foundations of the church. He had already visited and baptised at Kilmore, Seymour, Longwood, Benalla, Wangaratta and Albury. The first mention of the Albury - Lavington area was made St David's Kirk Chronicle September 1936 where it says…

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Anakie, VIC - Presbyterian

Anakie, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1865

Address: 1975 - 1985 Ballan Road, , Anakie Victoria, 3213

A meeting was held in August 1864 and tenders were called for a bluestone church to be build from plans by architect John Young.The Foundation stone was laid 4 January 1865 by Mrs John Brown. Its built in a primitive Gothic style.

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Annandale, NSW - Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian

Annandale, NSW - Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian

Year Built: 1886

Address: Corner Johnson & Collins Streets, , Annandale New South Wales, 2038

Built between 1886 and 1889 and opened in February 1889 the church was a gift by Mrs Helen Hunter Baillie as a memorial to her husband John Baillie who died in 1854. He was a sub-editor of the Colonial Observer and later the Secretary and Inspector of the Bank of New South Wales. The Architect's were Cyril Arthur Blackett son of the…

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Applecross, WA - Chinese Presbyterian

Applecross, WA - Chinese Presbyterian

Address: 33 Willcock Street, , Applecross Western Australia, 6153

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Balaclava North, VIC - St Margaret's Presbyterian

Balaclava North, VIC - St Margaret's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1953

Address: Corner Hotham & Denman Streets, , Balaclava North Victoria, 3183

In 1912, in order to ascertain to what extent the people of the district were desirous of having a Church in their midst, a house to house canvass was made by Rev. C. Stuart Ross, with the result that he was able to make a most encouraging and satisfactory report.* At this stage, Mr. John Maclellan, a member of the Board of Management…

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Bald Hills, QLD - Presbyterian

Bald Hills, QLD - Presbyterian

Address: 58 Strathpine Road, , Bald Hills Queensland, 4036

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Ballarat North, VIC - Scots Presbyterian

Ballarat North, VIC - Scots Presbyterian

Year Built: 1890

Address: 415 Lydiard Street, Ballarat, Ballarat North Victoria, 3350

Built in 1890 to a Gothic-inspired design by local architects Figgis & Molloy. The foundation stone of Scots Church was laid on 5 July 1890 by Sir James MacBain, Scottish-born businessman and president of the Victorian Legislative Council. The church is on a rectangular plan without transepts. The nave is of six bays, buttressed…

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Balmain, NSW - Presbyterian

Balmain, NSW - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1868

Address: 7 Campbell Street, , Balmain New South Wales, 2041

The first church was erected in 1842 at a cost of £25.00 and was the first church to be built in Balmain. An early stone Victorian Free Gothic style Church constructed in 1867-1868. The Church significantly retains its original form, scale and details particularly the stone façades and roof and associated details and prominent tower…

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Balmattum, VIC - Presbyterian

Balmattum, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1938

Address: Hume Highway, , Balmattum Victoria, 3666

The Church is part of the the Benalla Presbyterian Parish since its inception, but at the time was knows as duck pond the name derived from a chain of water holes crossing the route of the Sydney Road. The first srvices were held in the school. The wooden church building was erected in 1878 and opeend on 6 October 1878 by Reverend Reid.…

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Barmedman, NSW - St Paul's Presbyterian

Barmedman, NSW - St Paul's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1926

Address: Main Street, , Barmedman New South Wales, 2668

The Foundation stone was laid on 20 October 1926 by John Stewart.

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Barton, ACT - St Andrews Presbyterian

Barton, ACT - St Andrews Presbyterian

Year Built: 1934

Address: Corner State Circle & Canberra Avenue, , Barton Australian Capital Territory, 2600

A sandstone Church in an adaptation of the Gothic Revival style. The side tower is square with a sandstone spire. The interior fills the usual sanctuary area and has fine joinery, particularly in the pulpit and screens. It contains many memorials of National importance. The Foundation stone was laid on 27 November 1929 by His Excellency…

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Batesford, VIC - Presbyterian

Batesford, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1860

Address: 40 Ross Street, , Batesford Victoria, 3213

First services were held in private homes such as "Darriwill" home of the Hope family. Later Reve Sutherland conducted services in a tin shed on top of Batesford Hill until he left in 1887. In December 1859 tenders were let by the Architect Joseph Lowe Shaw for the erection of a bluestone church. A plaque on the upper section of the…

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Belconnen, ACT - Presbyterian

Belconnen, ACT - Presbyterian

Address: Corner Ross Smith Crescent & Gatty Street, , Belconnen Australian Capital Territory, 2617

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Benalla, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Benalla, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1905

Address: Corner Church & Mitchell Streets, , Benalla Victoria, 3672

The Foundation stone was laid David Maughan Esq on 17 May 1905.

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Bendigo, VIC - St John's Presbyterian

Bendigo, VIC - St John's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1897

Address: 35 - 41 Forest Street, , Bendigo Victoria, 3550

St. John's Presbyterian Church was opened in 1874 and located in Forest Street near the Barnard Street. By 1885 the Church was destroyed by fire. A new Church building was opened in 1897 on the same site. A Foundation stone was laid in November 1858 by Rev L.D. Bevan. In 1949 plans were preparred for the demolition of the church and…

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Bexley, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Bexley, NSW - St Andrew's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1887

Address: 269 Forest Road, , Bexley New South Wales, 2207

The land on which this Church is built was first granted to James Chandler on the 19th October 1831 by Governor Brisbane (1300 acres). The Foundation stone was laid on 24 May 1887 by the ten Minster for Education the Hon James Inglis. The Church was opened for worship by Rev Robert Steel in October 1887. For over 50 years it was known…

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Blackburn, VIC - Presbyterian

Blackburn, VIC - Presbyterian

Address: 53 Gadenia Street, , Blackburn Victoria, 3130

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Boort, VIC - Presbyterian, (Former)

Boort, VIC - Presbyterian, (Former)

Year Built: 1876

Address: 24 Godfrey Street, , Boort Victoria, 3537

Church sign now removed and appears to be a private residence

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Brighton, VIC - St Cuthbert's Presbyterian

Brighton, VIC - St Cuthbert's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1889

Address: 12 Wilson Street, , Brighton Victoria, 3186

The Foundation stone was laid on 26 October 1889 by the Honourable Sir James McBain MLC.

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Broadford, VIC - St George's Presbyterian

Broadford, VIC - St George's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1912

Address: Corner High & Hamilton Streets, , Broadford Victoria, 3658

The original church was a small wooden Methodist church built in 1895, opened on 9 June and demolished in 1912. The Builder was Mr McDonald of Broadford. A Foundation stone was laid by M McKenzie MLA on 1 June 1912 when a newer church was erected. The builder was James Sutherland. The foundation stone was laid by MK McKenzie MLA on 1…

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Broomehill, WA - Presbyterian

Broomehill, WA - Presbyterian

Address: Journal Street, , Broomehill Western Australia, 6318

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Camberwell, VIC - Trinity Presbyterian

Camberwell, VIC - Trinity Presbyterian

Year Built: 1885

Address: 581 Riversdale Road, , Camberwell Victoria, 3124

The first Presbyterian service in Camberwell was held in the old Shire Hall on 6 September 1885. The site on which the present Church stands was purchased for 375, and almost immediately the first building was erected, at a cost of 566. It was a very plain, weatherboard structure, and seated about 200 persons. This first church was…

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Campbell Town, TAS - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Campbell Town, TAS - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1858

Address: 55 High Street, , Campbell Town Tasmania, 7210

The Church opened for worship on 30 May 1858. The Church was sold in 2018 and is now a cafe and function venue.

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Canterbury, VIC - Presbyterian

Canterbury, VIC - Presbyterian

Address: 137 Canterbury Road, , Canterbury Victoria, 3126

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Casterton, VIC - Presbyterian

Casterton, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1909

Address: 174 Glenelg Highway, , Casterton Victoria, 3311

The first church was erected in 1865 and was opened on 1 April. The second church built in the Gothic style was opened in March 1909. The Foundation stone was laid by Mr Gillespie on Wednesday 7 October 1908.

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Castlemaine, VIC - Presbyterian

Castlemaine, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1858

Address: Lyttleton Street, , Castlemaine Victoria, 3450

The earliest building was constructed in 1855 as a temporary church, Sunday and day school. Designed by architect and surveyor, Clement Wilks, the foundation stone was laid on 7th March 1855. The first church building is constructed of unadorned brick and designed in a simple Georgian style. Step buttresses divide the nave into bays,…

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Charlton, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Charlton, VIC - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1871

In the spring of the year 1871 as inhabitants of stations around Charlton crossed southwards over the recently constructed Avoca bridge they saw the beginnings of the first House of Worship in Charlton. The contractor James Paterson, of Nardoo, Buckrabnayule, a builder who learnt his trade in Scotland was putting the final touches to the…

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Cleveland, TAS - Presbyterian (Former)

Cleveland, TAS - Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1855

Address: 12819 Midland Highway, , Cleveland Tasmania, 7211

Built in 1855 by James and David Gibson the neat very little brick church originally only measured 22 feet by 6 inches but was extended to 33 feet later. Known as Cleveland Union Chapel, the Church only has windows down one side of the building and was originally used by the Presbyterian faith as their centre of worship but later used…

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Clifton Hill, VIC - Presbyterian

Clifton Hill, VIC - Presbyterian

Address: Corner Michael & McKeans Streets, , Clifton Hill Victoria, 3068

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Clifton, QLD - St Andrews Presbyterian

Clifton, QLD - St Andrews Presbyterian

Address: John Street, , Clifton Queensland, 4361

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Colac, VIC - Presbyterian

Colac, VIC - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1982

Address: 90 Armstrong Street, , Colac Victoria, 3250

The Foundation stone was laid by the Right Reverend C.A. Harrison Moderator of the Presbyterian Church on 20 February 1982.

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Cootamundra, NSW - Scots Presbyterian

Cootamundra, NSW - Scots Presbyterian

Year Built: 1983

Address: Corner Parker & Francis Streets, , Cootamundra New South Wales, 2590

The Presbyterians in Cootamundra needed a minister, and the first settled minister to be appointed was a Scotsman, the Rev. J. Dykes Paterson, a minister of the Established Church of Scotland. He was inducted to the charge of Temora-Cootamundra in July 1882. A newspaper report of the day when describing Rev. J. Dykes-Paterson's induction…

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Cowra, NSW - St Peter's Presbyterian

Cowra, NSW - St Peter's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1912

Address: Macquarie Street, , Cowra New South Wales, 2794

The original church was opened in 1861 and built by Mr Pinder. The present church had its foundation stone laid in February 1912 by T.E. Clouston D.D. and was opened in 1913 and built by Henry S Francis. It was opened by Reverend James Barr.

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Cranbourne, VIC - Scot's Presbyterian

Cranbourne, VIC - Scot's Presbyterian

Year Built: 1951

Address: Corner Sladen & Russell Streets, , Cranbourne Victoria, 3977

The Church was built in 1951.

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Deloraine, TAS - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Deloraine, TAS - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1883

Address: 32 W Goderich Street, , Deloraine Tasmania, 7304

The Church was closed in 1983 and is now a private residence.

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Devonport, TAS - St Columba Presbyterian

Devonport, TAS - St Columba Presbyterian

Year Built: 1957

Address: 13 Edward Street, , Devonport Tasmania, 7310

The first Presbyterian church in Devonport briefly used the Congregational Church and then the Devonport Town Hall. A Foundation stone was laid on 16 December 1956, for a new church, was officially laid by Rev. F.J. Scrimgeour, on a site adjacent to the earlier building, The church was officially opened and dedicated, as St Columba’s,…

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Don, TAS - Presbyterian

Don, TAS - Presbyterian

Address: 135 Waverley Road, , Don Tasmania, 7310

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Donvale, VIC - Presbyterian

Donvale, VIC - Presbyterian

Address: McGowans Street, , Donvale Victoria, 3111

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Drouin, VIC - Presbyterian

Drouin, VIC - Presbyterian

Address: 1 Church Street, , Drouin Victoria, 3818

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East Melbourne, VIC - Presbyterian former

East Melbourne, VIC - Presbyterian former

Year Built: 1883

Address: Corner Powlett & Hotham Streets, , East Melbourne Victoria, 3002

An article in the Melbourne Argus newspaper of 10 October 1881 reads, "A section of the congregation of Chalmera' Church having been granted permission by the Presbetry of Melbourne to form themselves into a separate congregation, they met for the first time yesterday morning, at the Orderly room, corner of Powlett-street and…

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