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Rockdale Uniting Church
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Rockdale Uniting Church

Rockdale, NSW 2216

Church Information

Church Name: Rockdale Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: West Botany Wesleyan Chapel/ Bay Street Methodist Church/Bay Street Uniting Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 5 Bay St, Rockdale NSW 2216, Australia
Suburb: Rockdale
State: NSW
Postcode: 2216
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

An heritage plaque records: Bay Street Uniting Church - The oldest church building in the St George District, erected as West Botany Wesleyan Chapel in 1856, on land donated by James Beehag. Original building still standing parallel to Bay Street.

Date Opened: 26-12-1858
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Rockdale Uniting Church had its genesis in 1855, when James and William Beehag started a Sunday School at William's property in West Botany Street, Arncliffe. James later gave the land on which the church is sited today. The first church, Rocky Point Wesleyan Chapel, was opened on 26/12/1858. By 1871 the congregation had outgrown the original Chapel and the present church building was erected. Over the years there have been many alterations and additions to meet the needs of the current congregation. Two years prior to the formation of the Uniting Church the Rockdale Congregational Church joined the congregation, and in November 1981, the West Botany Street, Uniting Church held its final service and joined the congregation. [Sourced from: https://rockdaleuc.org.au/our-history.html ]. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 15/1/2021.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - https://www.facebook.com/RockdaleUnitingChurch/photos/a.1142966542403364/1142966562403362/?type=1&theater
Last Updated: Friday 15th January, 2021