A-B Towns | C-E Towns | F-K Towns | L-M Towns | N-S Towns | T-Z Towns | All Towns

Arncliffe Uniting Church - Former

Arncliffe Uniting Church - Former

Arncliffe, NSW 2205

Church Information

Church Name: Arncliffe Uniting Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Arncliffe Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 72 Wollongong Rd, Arncliffe NSW 2205, Australia
Suburb: Arncliffe
State: NSW
Postcode: 2205
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: The foundation stone for the original Arncliffe Methodist Church was laid by the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Harry Lawson. The date or text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 00-10-1907
Date Closed: 00-00-1978
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former Arncliffe Uniting (Methodist) Church was sold in 1978.

 "Primitive Methodist services had been held in a small building in Arncliffe St since 1875. They were organisd by a local resident, John Walker, an enthusiastic lay preacher, who later became a fulltime Salvation Army Officer. Sunday School classes were conducted nearby in the home of Henry Nelson, but in 1880, these were transferred to the Municipal Council Chambers. The same year land was acquired in Wollongong Rd and a weatherboard structure erected on it.

It was used from about 1882, but soon proved inadequate, and in 1894, a larger hall was completed facing Station St. In 1905 the original building was demolished and the current one with its imposing facade was erected in its place. It was opened in October 1907 and served the Methodist community for the next seventy years. (Rathbone)" (Extract from http://arncliffesydney.blogspot.com/2008/03/st-marks-coptic-orthodox-cathedral.html)

After the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia, the building was surplus to requirements, and was sold to the St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church, in 1978.(see separate entry).

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 10/9/2020.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - http://arncliffesydney.blogspot.com/2008/03/st-marks-coptic-orthodox-cathedral.html
Last Updated: Thursday 10th September, 2020