Lancaster Methodist Church - Former

Lancaster Methodist Church - Former

Lancaster, VIC 3620

Church Information

Church Name: Lancaster Methodist Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Methodist (Wesleyan and Other)
Street Address: 173 Graham Rd, Lancaster VIC 3620, Australia
Suburb: Lancaster
State: VIC
Postcode: 3620
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 00-00-1902
Date Closed: 00-00-1978


The former Lancaster Methodist Church closed in 1978, and the property is now privately owned. Methodist services began in the district in the 1870s, strongly supported by Mr Lancaster, a local land owner. After initially being conducted in private homes, services moved to a timber church building erected/opened about 1876. In 1902 a new brick church building was erected on the present site, about half a kilometre from the original church building. A vestry was added to the brick building in 1935, and a school room in 1964. However, numbers declined in the 1970s and the church was closed. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 5/10/2022.
Last Updated: Thursday 6th October, 2022