Ballina Uniting Church
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Ballina Uniting Church 28-05-2022 - Frank Curtain

Ballina Uniting Church

Ballina, NSW 2478

Church Information

Church Name: Ballina Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Ballina Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 54 Cherry St, Ballina NSW 2478, Australia
Suburb: Ballina
State: NSW
Postcode: 2478
Foundation Stone Laid: 14-02-1920
Foundation Stone Notes: Foundation stone records: This stone was laid by - W J Towner Esq - 14.2.1920.
Date Opened: 00-00-1920
Date Closed: unknown


The Ballina Uniting Church is part of the Far North Coast Presbytery and the Uniting Church Synod of NSW & ACT. 'In April 1868, Mr W J Towner rowed from Ballina to Casino to pick up Rev Meiklejohn and transport him to conduct the first Methodist Service on the Richmond at Ballina Courthouse (3/5/1868), John Robertson's home at Alstonville and Joseph Pursey's home at Bungawalbyn'1. The first church building was opened on 13/2/1888 in Norton Street, and moved to Cherry Street about 1920. The present church building was erected shortly thereafter next to the original  church building. The old church building continued to be used as a hall until the 1930s when it was replaced by the current structure which was opened by the Rev A J Keeling, Conference President. After being halted, for essential structural repairs to the building, services resumed again in August 2016. However, work on external renovations could not be undertaken due to lack of funds. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/11/2018 & 30/5/2022.

Note 1: and more of the Ballina Uniting Church story see - A beginning, an end, a beginning : North Coast Methodist District Synod. illuminate, accessed 30 May 2022,


Last Updated: Monday 30th May, 2022