Stawell Baptist Church
Stawell Baptist Church 07-02-2016 - John Conn
Stawell Baptist Church 07-02-2016 - John Conn

Stawell Baptist Church

Stawell, VIC 3380

Church Information

Church Name: Stawell Baptist Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Baptist
Street Address: 17 Scallan St, Stawell VIC 3380, Australia
Suburb: Stawell
State: VIC
Postcode: 3380
Foundation Stone Laid: 01-01-1869
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone details are known. Information/photographs are invited. Masonary above door records: AD 1869. A plaque records: Stawell Baptist Church - 1864 - 2014 - Celebrating 150 years - of continuous worship on this site - Unveiled by longstanding church members Jim & Beryl Upson - and Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayer Cr Kevin Erwin.
Date Opened: 06-02-1870
Date Closed: unknown


More historical information/photographs of the church are invited. Photographs uploaded 2/12/2016.

Plaque records: Baptist Church - Numerous Welsh Baptists were among the early mining population and there had been two Baptist chapels at Pleasant Creek from 1859 to 1869 - one Welsh the other English. In 1869 Welsh chapel closed and this Baptist Church was built. At the dedication on 6th February 1870, five services were held - two were in Welsh and the other three in English. - Members of this church were known for their Welsh singing at their services and they had a renowned choir. The cost of the church was met by contributions from the congregation and a member who had benefited from some of Stawell's gold liquidated the remaining debt.
Last Updated: Friday 2nd December, 2016