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Parkesbourne Uniting Church
Parkesbourne Uniting Church 02-12-2019 - Greg Davis - See Note
Parkesbourne Uniting Church - Hall 02-12-2019 - Greg Davis - See Note

Parkesbourne Uniting Church

Parkesbourne, NSW 2580

Church Information

Church Name: Parkesbourne Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Parkesbourne Primitive Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: Church Hall Rd & Breadalbane Rd, Parkesbourne NSW 2580, Australia
Suburb: Parkesbourne
State: NSW
Postcode: 2580
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-03-1866
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No formal foundation stone is understood to have been laid for the church building, in March 1866, however, the following are understood to have been present when the first stone was laid: Rev John Foggon, Messrs J Brown Snr., J Bugg, G Bastin and G Bool.{See note below - p74].

The foundation stone for the church hall was laid in September 1938 by the Rev Bernard Deane. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: 00-09-1866
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Parkesbourne Uniting Church is part of the Parish of Goulburn. A record of early Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist services in the district date from the early 1860s, when the Primitive Methodists had a slab church building erected on the property of Mr John Weatherstone. About the same time the Primitive Methodist began services in the home of Mr John Brown. The present church building erected on land given by Mr Thomas Grunsell, an early settler, was opened about September 1866 at a service conducted by the Rev J Ayling. For a time the building was also used as a school. The church celebrated its centenary on 30/10/1966. A hall, opposite the church, on the other side of the road, was opened in December 1938 by the Rev R H Campbell. Over the years many addtions and improvements have been carried out on the properties to meet the needs of the congregation. A small cemetery adjoins the church. More historical information/photographs of the churchg/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 11/8/2021.

Note: illuminate (27th Jun 2019). Methodism in the lilac city: the story of the Methodist Church in Goulburn, N.S.W. and the surrounding district.. In Website illuminate. Retrieved 11th Aug 2021 12:39, from https://illuminate.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/1365

Note: Photograph attribution/source - Church - https://ms-my.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=2842146542474939&set=oa.2505408486452606  - Hall - https://ms-my.facebook.com/photo?fbid=2842144075808519&set=oa.2505408486452606

Last Updated: Wednesday 11th August, 2021