St Stephen's Presbyterian Church - Former

St Stephen's Presbyterian Church - Former

Oatley, NSW 2223

Church Information

Church Name: St Stephen's Presbyterian Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Mortdale-Oatley Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: Boundary Rd & Myall St, Oatley NSW 2223, Australia
Suburb: Oatley
State: NSW
Postcode: 2223
Foundation Stone Laid: 12-11-1938
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid by Dr McIntyre on 12/11/1938. The text on the foundation stone is  not known. Information/photographs are invited.

The foundation stone for the manse recorded: This memorial stone - was set by - Rev H J Hillman BA - Asst Home Mission Superintendent - 29~11~1947.

Date Opened: 00-07-1930
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

A group led by Mr Douglas Watt began holding Presbyterian services in a small room in the Memorial Hall (RSL) Mortdale in July 1930. Services continued in the hall until a timber church building was consecrated and named the Mortdale-Oatley Presbyterian Church, about 1939. A new church building was erected in 1960. In 1975, the Hurstville Grove, St David's Presbyterian Church amalgamated with it. About this time St Matthew's also seems to have merged with it. 

Another church, the South Peakhurst Church, was begun in 1950 by some members of the Mortdale-Oatley Presbyterian Church. It was named St Matthew's Presbyterian Church. It appers to have joined Mortdale-Oatley and St David's around 1975.

In December 1976 the Mortdale-Oatley Presbyterian Church adopted the name St Stephen's. In June 1977 it became part of the Uniting Church.

The church was subsequently closed, and the buildings sold to the Christadelphians in 1996.1 

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 4/11/2020.



Note: Photograph attribution/source & Note 1: illuminate (27th Jun 2019). Mortlake-Oatley Presbyterian Church. In Website illuminate. Retrieved 4th Nov 2020 11:46, from https://illuminate.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/1541. 

Last Updated: Wednesday 4th November, 2020
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