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Rydal Union Church
Rydal Union Church 15-10-2002 - Alan Patterson

Rydal Union Church

Rydal, NSW 2790

Church Information

Church Name: Rydal Union Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Non-denominational
Street Address: Rydal Station, Rydal NSW 2790, Australia
Suburb: Rydal
State: NSW
Postcode: 2790
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

An Honour Roll records: "Pro Rege et Patria. Roll of Honor, Rydal Union Church. Our Boys. European War 14-15-16-17." The names appear in order - Pte. R.J. Freeman, Pte. H. Cale, Pte. H. Griffiths (killed), Pte. W. Featherstone, Gunner J. Macrea, Pte.B. Baumbert, Trooper W.S. Thew, Pte. W. Adshead (killed), Pte. J. Ford, Pte. A.A. Cale, Pte. L.L. Thew, Pte. R.J. James, Pte. S. Griffiths, Pte. J. Williamson, Pte. F. Travers. Mrs. R, Cale, president; Mrs. E. Cullen, treasurer; Mrs. S. Mays, hon. Secretary. May 2, 1917"

Date Opened: 21-05-1899
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Rydal Union Church was built in the late 19th Century Carpenter’s Gothic Style for the Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodists, hence the title Union Church. The land was given by Mr Cale an Anglican; the builders were the Methodist Brown Brothers and Mr Parker who was Presbyterian.

(Lithgow Mercury - 26 May 1899) "The opening of the Union Church took place on Sunday last, the Ven. Archdeacon Dunstan presiding. The church, notwithstanding the unsettled state of the weather, was crowded. The church had been nicely decorated for the occasion, and special hymns were sung, while many of the congregation expressed a hope that the choir would be lasting. Mr. Sheppard contributed a solo, entitled "The Model Church."

No other details are known about the church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/5/2018 & 28/5/2021.

Last Updated: Friday 28th May, 2021