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Bowral Uniting Church
Bowral Uniting Church 23-04-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.
Bowral Uniting Church 23-04-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.

Bowral Uniting Church

Bowral, NSW 2576

Church Information

Church Name: Bowral Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Bowral Wesleyan Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: Boolwey St & Bendooley St, Bowral NSW 2576, Australia
Suburb: Bowral
State: NSW
Postcode: 2576
Foundation Stone Laid: 29-08-1925
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Two church foundation stones record:

  • This stone - was laid by - Mrs E Boardman - 29th August 1925
  • This stone - was laid by - Mrs A Morris Yates - 29th August 1925.

Three Sunday School Hall foundation stones record:

  • Laid by - Mrs J J Campbell - July 15 1891
  • Laid By - Mr R Morris - July 15 1891
  • Laid by Annie Wylie - July 15 1981

A plaque records: This plaque was unveiled by - Mrs Vera Robinson - as a tribute to 120 years of Christian - witness to a life of faith and service - to God by many people of Bowral - which resulted in the existing buildings. - 13 November 1983.

A plaque records: This plaque was unveiled by - Mrs Peggy Wotton - as a tribute to the people of this church - who will serve in the coming days with - the same devotion to God as displayed - by their forebears - 13 November 1983.

A plaque records: Bowral Uniting Church - 1863 ~ 2013 - To commemorate the sesquicentenary - of Christian Witness in the Bowral Community. - we celebrate the rich heritage of this church - Methodist Tradition 1863 ~ 1977 - Uniting Church in Australia 1977 ~ 2013 - "A church for all people". This plaque was unveiled on 13 October 2013 - by Ken Adams

Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Primitive Methodists first church building was a converted store. The second a weatherboard structure opened on 20/12/1885. The final service was held in this building on 1/11/1903, after the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists joined in union in 1902.

The original Wesleyan Methodist worship began around 1863, the same time as the establishment of Bowral. Its first church building was erected in 1864 on the opposite side of Bendooley Street to the current church building. This building was replaced in 1881 by a new church building. A Sunday School was added in 1891, and these buildings served until the present church was erected in 1926. Further buildings and amenities have been added since that time. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/8/2017.

Last Updated: Sunday 10th February, 2019