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Paddington Uniting Church
Paddington Uniting Church 22-07-2018 - J Bar - blogspot.com - See Note.
Paddington Uniting Church 22-10-2012 - Sardaka - See Note.

Paddington Uniting Church

Paddington, NSW 2021

Church Information

Church Name: Paddington Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Paddington Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 395 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
Suburb: Paddington
State: NSW
Postcode: 2021
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1854
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone of the first weatherboard chapel was laid in 1854 by Mr Thomas Cowlishaw, Snr. [Date differs between records]

The foundation stone for the present church building was laid on 3/2/1877 by the Hon E Vickery, MLC. The text on the foundation is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A tablet unveiled at the centenary celebrations records: Erected to mark "the Centenary of Methodism in Paddington." and in grateful recognition of the devoted labours of Ministers and Laymen during that period, and specifically to record the outstandingg services and pioneering work of the late Thomas Cowlishaw, senior (1805-1875). September 5, 1948.

Date Opened: 00-00-1877
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The first record of Methodism in Paddington is recorded in minutes of 10/2/1847. It was resolved that services should be held in Paddington each Sunday. These began in a cottage owned by Mr Thomas Cowlishaw Snr. The first weatherboard chapel was opened about 1855. It was replaced by the present church building which was opened in 1877. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 10/12/2020.

For more of the story see - illuminate (27th Jun 2019). Centenary of Methodism 1847 - 1947: Paddington Methodist Church, Oxford Street, Paddington. In Website. Retrieved 10th Dec 2020 22:01, from https://illuminate.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/1627.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-evjEFibbbwE/W1M9NHaRTXI/AAAAAAAAqc4/RDvKknyuZUQ9xzK20Ao372hVGir09k_0wCLcBGAs/s1600/Paddington%2BUniting%2BChurch.jpg

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Sardaka (talk) 06:36, 24 October 2012 (UTC) - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22323835

Last Updated: Monday 21st December, 2020