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Moss Vale Presbyterian Church
Moss Vale Presbyterian Church - Original Building unknown date - Church Website - See Note.

Moss Vale Presbyterian Church

Moss Vale, NSW 2577

Church Information

Church Name: Moss Vale Presbyterian Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: 7 Browley St, Moss Vale NSW 2577, Australia
Suburb: Moss Vale
State: NSW
Postcode: 2577
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Moss Vale Presbyterian Church. "The earliest records of Presbyterian ministry in the Southern Highlands go back to 1838. When on the 4th February, Rev. W. Hamilton from Goulburn celebrated a marriage at Sutton Forest before travelling on to conduct a worship service that afternoon in the Berrima Town Hall. After this an intermittent ministry continued until 1876 with visiting Ministers, usually coming from Campbelltown or Kiama

During this period a church hall (1864 at Black Bobs Creek) and a church building were opened (1866) in Sutton Forest. With Mr. J. W. Dymock being inducted as the local Minister in 1876.

He realised that Moss Vale was developing into the major population centre of the area. So proceeded to secure a suitable site there and erect a manse (Minister’s house) on it. From where the ministry needs of Bowral and Mittagong were also being met until 1885. At which time Presbyterian Churches were opened and set apart in those towns.

In 1879 during the ministry of Rev. R. A. Steel,  a church building was opened on the Moss Vale site... Which continues to be used today as a result of renovations and modifications made to it over the years...

During its time, Moss Vale has been responsible for congregations and church properties in a number of surrounding villages. Including Sutton Forest, Berrima, Burrawang and Bundanoon. However with the exception of Bundanoon (purchased in the 1960’s) those churches have closed and the properties sold." (Extract from the church website - see below)

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 20/7/2019.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - accessed 20/7/2019 - https://mvpc.org.au/about-us/our-history/
Last Updated: Saturday 20th July, 2019