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Mudgee Uniting Church
Mudgee Uniting Church 22-01-2020 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Mudgee Uniting Church 22-01-2020 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

Mudgee Uniting Church

Mudgee, NSW 2850

Church Information

Church Name: Mudgee Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Mudgee Wesleyan Church/Mudgee Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 89 Mortimer St, Mudgee NSW 2850, Australia
Suburb: Mudgee
State: NSW
Postcode: 2850
Foundation Stone Laid: 26-05-1863
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: The foundation stone of - this church was laid by - J W Hardwick - 26th May 1863 - Rev T Angwin  Minister.

A tablet records: The renovations to this church - were opened by the - Rev Dr Brian Brown - Moderator of the NSW/ACT Synod - of The Uniting Church in Australia - on the 26th May 2013, being the - 150th anniversary of the - laying of the foundation stone. - 'Reflect & Refresh'

A plaque records: Uniting Church - This church was built as the Methodist Church by Mudgee - contarctor Silas Winter, to the designs of prominemt Sydney architect, - George Allen Mansfield. Since 1977 it has been the Uniting Church. - An earlier Methodist chapel, built in 1853, is contained within the - shops on the south-eastern corner of Mortimer and Church streets. - The former parsonage, adjacent to the west, was erected in 1860 - and extended circa 1930... - A 175 Commemoration Project 1822 ~ 1997.

Date Opened: 00-00-1863
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The first minister to visit Mudgee was the Rev John Pemel who recounts in his own words 'we applied for lodgings in the the only decent Inn in Mudgee: but there was no room, Mr Simpson, a blacksmith, took me into his house, and I lay on the hard floor without bedding and a blanket over me...Mr Moss allowed me the use of his slab hut for preaching for one year without payment. The hut was a mere frame without floors or windows...A lad helped me saw some logs for the support of cedar boards with which to make seats for the congregation. I built my own pulpit, and boarded off part of the church for my bedroom.'...1 And so began the Mudgee Unting Church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 8/4/2020 & 30/5/2021.

Note 1: illuminate (27th Jun 2019). Mudgee Methodism, not lost but gone before: a history of Methodism in Mudgee, New South Wales. In Website illuminate. Retrieved 30th May 2021 13:19, from https://illuminate.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/1557   p6-7.
Last Updated: Sunday 30th May, 2021