St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

Wayville, SA 5034

Church Information

Church Name: St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Orthodox (All)
Street Address: 41 Greenhill Rd, Wayville SA 5034, Australia
Suburb: Wayville
State: SA
Postcode: 5034
Foundation Stone Laid: 17-12-1961
Foundation Stone Notes: The foundation stone was laid on 17/12/1961 by Bishop Antoniy of Melbourne. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 00-00-1961
Date Closed: unknown


The St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Wayville had its genesis with the arrival of the first Russians in SA before WW I, but gained momentum with the arrival of Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians following WW II. From 1950 to 1957, services were held in a hall rented from the Anglican Church in Whitmore Square, but this proved unsuitable for the longer term. The congregation purchased the present site in November 1955, on which a temporary hall was erected. The present church building began in 1961. (Sourced from: More historical information/photogrpahs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/4/2022.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Don Nairn -, CC BY 3.0,
Last Updated: Sunday 1st May, 2022