Penrose Methodist Church - Former
Penrose Methodist Church - Former 28-03-2017 - Harcourts Southern Highlands - Moss Vale -
Penrose Methodist Church - Former 00-00-1930 - See Note 1.

Penrose Methodist Church - Former

Penrose, NSW 2579

Church Information

Church Name: Penrose Methodist Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Methodist (Wesleyan and Other)
Street Address: 330 Kareela Rd, Penrose NSW 2579, Australia
Suburb: Penrose
State: NSW
Postcode: 2579
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 25-11-1939
Date Closed: 00-07-1975


This former Penrose Methodist Church suspended services in 1975, and the property was subsequently sold.

Early Primitive Methodist services, in the district, began in a private home in the late 1880s. A church building which had been used at Bowral and then Moss Vale was relocated to Cable Siding (about 2 kms from Penrose) sometime prior to September 1892. The exact date is not known. It was erected on a site given by Mr William Dyer, one of Penrose's first local preachers. A second church building was opened on 25/2/1911, a little south of the previous one, by the Rev C C T Newman. With the development of Penrose, Cable Siding was abandoned and the building relocated in 1924 to a site donated by the Cooke Brothers, in Penrose. On 14/1/1939 this church building was destroyed by bushfire. A replacement building was opened on 25/11/1939, less than twelve months after the fire, by the District Chairman, the Rev Peacock. In the interim services were conducted in private homes.1

(The Methodist - 23 December 1939) "The Penrose New Church. In the disastrous bush fires of ten months ago the church at Penrose was destroyed. The Superintendent Minister, Rev J Wadkin, at once organised a scheme for a new church home for his people, and he and the trustees kept at their task until they saw a new church erected on the site of the old one. Generous response was made to the appeals for money,and on Saturday, 25th November, the beautiful little sanctuary was opened, with only a small debt of 15 (pounds)."

More historical infromation/photographs of this former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/10/2017 & 5/4/2022.

Note 1: illuminate (27th Jun 2019). Moss Vale Methodist Circuit, its history and its people.. In Website illuminate. Retrieved 5th Apr 2022 15:16, from
Last Updated: Tuesday 5th April, 2022