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Waterloo Congregational Church Inc
Waterloo Congregational Church 21-09-2002 - Alan Patterson

Waterloo Congregational Church Inc

Waterloo, NSW 2017

Church Information

Church Name: Waterloo Congregational Church Inc
Church Previous Name: Waterloo Congregational Church
Denomination: Congregational (Fellowship and Other)
Street Address: 103 Botany Rd, Waterloo NSW 2017, Australia
Suburb: Waterloo
State: NSW
Postcode: 2017
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1865
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone for the 1865 building records: Waterloo Congregational Chapel, 1865.

The foundation stone for the present church building was laid on 24/11/1883. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

(Sydney Morning Herald - 26 November 1883)  "NEW CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, BOTANY-ROAD. WATERLOO. The foundation-stone of a new Congregational church in Botan Road, Waterloo, was laid on Saturday afternoon, in the presence of a numerous gathering of clergy and laity."


Date Opened: 00-00-1865
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The first Waterloo Congregational Chapel and Sabbath School were erected and opened at the cnr of Buckland St and Botany Rd in 1858. Services ceased in this building in 1865. For a time services were held in local rooms, until a new chapel was erected on the present site in 1865. By 1881 there was need for larger building, and the present church building, was erected on the same site, and opened in July 1884.

(Evening News - 23 July 1884)  "Waterloo Congregational Church. The Congregational Church at Waterloo was opened for religious services on Saturday last, on which occasion there was a numerous attendance. On Tuesday evening the meetings connected with the opening of ths church were continued in the form of a social tea party and public meeting. The tea party was held in the old church which is now a school room, and the public meeting was held in the new building. The church faces the main street, close to the tramway line. It is a very neat and substantial building, and is capable of accommodating about 500 people with comfort, and perhaps 600 with less cornfort."

The Waterloo Congregational Church is a self governing and independent church/congregation. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 21/5/2018 & 3/3/2021.


For more of the Waterloo Congregational Church story see - illuminate (27th Jun 2019). A Living church 1858~1970: 112th anniversary Waterloo Congregational Church, Waterloo NSW. In Website illuminate. Retrieved 3rd Mar 2021 20:55, from https://illuminate.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/1774.




Last Updated: Wednesday 3rd March, 2021