Footscray Community Uniting Church
Footscray Community Uniting Church 26-11-2014 - John Conn
Footscray Community Uniting Church 26-11-2014 - John Conn

Footscray Community Uniting Church

Footscray, VIC 3011

Church Information

Church Name: Footscray Community Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: St Andrews Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Uniting
Street Address: 302 Barkly Street
Suburb: Footscray
State: VIC
Postcode: 3011
Foundation Stone Laid: 29-08-1885
Foundation Stone Notes: Hon James MacBain MLC
Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

Now holds regular English and Vietnamese services. Further information/photographs invited.

Stone records: "This stone was laid - by the - Hon James MacNain, MLC - August 29th - 1885". Numerous other plaques and stones on the church and the various halls record: (1) "To the memory of - Peter Fraser - Elder & Superintendent - This stone was laid by - Sir Harry Lawson - KCMG - 19th October 1935".(2) "Excelsior - Senior Y M B C Hall - This stone was laid - 19th October 1935 by - Rev W J Harris - Minister - J C Miller - Leader - J Kranz Hon Sec - A J H Scovell - J Stone - B C R McArthur Trus..Y M Bldg Fund\". (3) "This stone was set by - The Rt Rev A C Watson MA DD - Moderator General - on Sunday 19th November 1961 - to commemorate - The building of the church in Footscray - 19th November 1861 - Minister Rev James PcPhail". (4) "In memory of - those who fell - in the Great War - Laid by - Peter Fraser Esq - 18th February 1922". (5) "In honour of - those who served - in the Great War - Laid By - John Robertson Esq - 18th February 1922".(6) "This stone - was laid by - James Cuming Esq JP - Feb 19th 1910" (7) "This stone - was laid by - Mrs William Mitchell - Assisted by - Mrs John Box - Feb 19th 1910". (8) The Fence and gates - are the gift of - Miss Florence Gibbs - in loving memory of her father - Samuel Sydney Gibbs (Elder) - her mother - Sarah Susan Gibbs - and her sister - Bessie - all devoted church workers - Dedicated 24th July 1960".
Last Updated: Tuesday 12th July, 2016
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