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Sydney Somang Uniting Church
Sydney Somang Uniting Church 17-01-2021 - Peter Liebeskind
Sydney Somang Uniting Church - Former Congregational 00-00-1972 - ... the Lakemba Congregational Church, 1872~1972 - See Note

Sydney Somang Uniting Church

Lakemba, NSW 2195

Church Information

Church Name: Sydney Somang Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Lakemba Congregational Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 147 Lakemba St, Lakemba NSW 2195, Australia
Suburb: Lakemba
State: NSW
Postcode: 2195
Foundation Stone Laid: 15-10-1910
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone for the first church building was laid on 15/10/1910 by Mrs Benjamin Palmer. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: This plaque was unveiled - on - 23rd April 1972 - by - Mrs Jean Collier - esteemed member of this church since 1912 - to commemorate the centenary of the - formation of a Congregational Church Fellowship - at Lakemba - 1972 Deacons - Mrs M Walther (Secretary), Mr V Bell (Treasurer), Miss J Prentice, Mr J Corry, Mr S Wilson (Senior Deacon), Mr A Hartley (Life Deacon), Mrs H Lavis, Mr G Hollingsworth - Minister - Pastor Raymond Green

Date Opened: 25-08-1872
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Sydney Somang Uniting Church (Korean) now meets in the former Lakemba Congregational Church building. No other details are known about this Sydney Somang church.

The first School-Church building for the Lakemba Congregational Church, was a weatherboard structure erected about 1872, on land donated by Mr Miller. It was erected at a different site to the present church building, but was relocated to the present site, on wheels by a team of horses in 1899. Due to changing location names, the church name changed as follows: Punchbowl Congregational Church 1872/Essex Hill Congregational Church 1872-1899/Belmore Congregational Church 1899-1912/Lakemba Congregational Church 1912 onwards.

The present building was opened on 15/10/1960 and dedicated by the Rev A Steele-Craik. The church celebrated its centenary on 23/4/1972.1 It became part of the Uniting Church in 1977. No other details are known.

More historical information/photographs of the church(es)/congregation(s) are invited. Photographs uploaded 10/10/2020 & 3/2/2021.


Note 1: Information sourced from: illuminate (27th Jun 2019). A Brief history of the Lakemba Congregational Church, 1872 ~ 1972..In Website illuminate. Retrieved 10th October 2020 12:27, from https://illuminate.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/1452

Last Updated: Wednesday 3rd February, 2021