Emu Swamp Methodist Church - Former
Emu Swamp Methodist Church - Former unknown date - Photograph supplied by Ian Birrell
Emu Swamp Methodist Church - Former 00-00-1900 - See Note 1 - p18

Emu Swamp Methodist Church - Former

Emu Swamp, NSW 2800

Church Information

Church Name: Emu Swamp Methodist Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Emu Swamp Wesleyan Methodist Church
Denomination: Unknown
Street Address: 933 Icely Rd, Emu Swamp NSW 2800, Australia
Suburb: Emu Swamp
State: NSW
Postcode: 2800
Foundation Stone Laid: 11-10-1871
Foundation Stone Notes: The foundatin stone was laid on 11/10/1871 by Pastor William Tom. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 00-00-1873
Date Closed: 00-00-1975
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


This former Emu Swamp Methodist Church was opened about 1873, and closed after about 102 years. The property was then sold. Although the early days of Methodism in Emu Swamp are sketchy, it would appear that services were being held at least by the 1850s, in private homes or property, until the church was erected. Over the years the church building was renovated and altered to meet the needs of the congregation. When the Orange Methodist Circuit celebrated its centenary in 1960, Emu Swamp was the oldest preaching place in the Circuit1. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/2/2015 & 18/6/2021.



Note 1: illuminate (3rd Jun 2019). More precious than gold; commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Orange Circuit of the Methodist Church, 1860-1960. In Website illuminate. Retrieved 18th Jun 2021 16:15, from https://illuminate.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/157

Last Updated: Friday 18th June, 2021