Maldon Uniting Church - Former
Maldon Uniting Church - Former 23-06-2016 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Maldon Uniting Church - Former 22-04-2014 - weeklytimesnow.com.au - See Note.

Maldon Uniting Church - Former

Maldon, VIC 3463

Church Information

Church Name: Maldon Uniting Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Maldon Wesleyan Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 1 Fountain St, Maldon VIC 3463, Australia
Suburb: Maldon
State: VIC
Postcode: 3463
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known.

A previous notice board beside the front doors had been removed.

A plaque attached to a large stone at entrance records: 'Mount Alexander Shire - This plaque commemorates the centenary of the birth of - William Maldon Woodfull - in Maldon 22 August 1897 - son of Rev Thomas and Gertrude Woodfull - Celebrated educationist and Test Cricket Captain... 22 August 1997." Captain Australian Cricket Team 1932-34 which included Don Bradman.

Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: 08-12-2013
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

The former Maldon Uniting Church is now privately owned. 

A small brick building beside the former church building was erected in 1855, and was used as the Church in the early days of the Wesleyan Methodist congregation in Maldon. The Wesleyan Methodist congregation had held its first services at the site in 1853, and accordingly celebrated their 160 year anniversay in 2013.

The church held its last service on 8/12/2013 and was sold on 3 May 2014, by the Uniting Church, to help pay debts related to Acacia College, Melbourne (weeklytimesnow.com.au 22/04/2014). No other details are known about the former church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregatyion are invited. Photographs uploaded 26/06/2016. 

[the lady in photograph 3 - Norma Jacka]



Note: Photograph source - https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/property/historic-maldon-church-sold-to-pay-uniting-church-school-debts/news-story/a475461d1f167255557322be56a8d8cf 
Last Updated: Saturday 12th January, 2019
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