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Sutherland Uniting Church
Sutherland Uniting Church Church Hall  00-00-1996 - Sutherland Shire Libraries - See Note 1.
Sutherland Uniting Church - Original Methodist Building 00-00-1914 - Reg Hall - See Note.

Sutherland Uniting Church

Sutherland, NSW 2232

Church Information

Church Name: Sutherland Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Sutherland Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 9 Merton St, Sutherland NSW 2232, Australia
Suburb: Sutherland
State: NSW
Postcode: 2232
Foundation Stone Laid: 02-05-1936
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details, are known for the first church building. Information/photographs are invited.

Foundation stone for the current church building records: To the Glory of God, this stone was set by H G Walker, Esq - 2nd May 1936.

Date Opened: 26-04-1903
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The first Methodist Services in Sutherland was held in Lobb Hall on 26/4/1903, conducted by the Rev Thomas Jenkin. It came towards the end of the South Coast Mission program. The first church building was opened on 4/3/1905, with the support of Mr Vickery, MLC who contributed the land and building costs, and had suported the Methodist cause for many years. The Sutherland Circuit was created in 1913, although it changed many times over the years. This original church building was destroyed by fire on 2/11/1935. The new church building was opened on 11/8/1936 by Mr George Gilmore. In preparation for Union the first joint service of the Methodist and Congregational Churces was held on Christmas morning 1975. The Sutherland Uniting Church became a reality on 22/6/1977. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photograhs uploaded 17/2/0221.

Note: illuminate (27th Jun 2019). United in faith for the future: a history of Sutherland Uniting Church.. In Website illuminate. Retrieved 13th Feb 2021 17:13, from https://illuminate.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/1727. Photograph p31.

Note 1:Local History – Sutherland Shire Libraries (26th Jun 2020). Sutherland Uniting Church and hall on Merton Street Sutherland. In Website Local History – Sutherland Shire Libraries. Retrieved 13th Feb 2021 17:03, from https://localhistory.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/nodes/view/5112



Last Updated: Wednesday 17th February, 2021