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St Mark's Presbyterian Church - Former
St Mark's Presbyterian Church - Former 25-04-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St Mark's Presbyterian Church - Former 25-04-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

St Mark's Presbyterian Church - Former

Tumbulgum, NSW 2490

Church Information

Church Name: St Mark's Presbyterian Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: 14 Bawden St, Tumbulgum NSW 2490, Australia
Suburb: Tumbulgum
State: NSW
Postcode: 2490
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

An historic plaque records: Tumbulgum - St Mark's Presbyterian Church 1886 ~ Late 1970's - The initial effort to establish a Presbyterian Church on the Tweed was made in the early 1880s. In those days the main centre of the Tweed was Tumbulgum. The first minister was Rev John Alexander Rainy Brotchie MA. He arrived in 1884 and came from Scotland where he had been ordained the previous year. He settled in Tumbulgum and made it his headquarters for 17 years. He preached in the Junction Hall until the church at Tumblugum was built in 1886 at 14 Bawden St and named St Mark's.

Rev Brotchie accepted a transfer to Carcoar NSW in 1901.

In 1908 the Tumbulgum congregation held a meeting in which severance from Murwillumbah and attachment to Tweed Heads was discussed, but the proposal was not accommodated.

The Tumbulgum Public School used the church as an extra classroom on a number of occasions, also the Methodist Church held monthly meetings on this site. Sunday School was well attended by the children from Tumbulgum.

St Mark's was sold in the late 1970s and renovated as a private residence. [Tweed Shire Council]

Date Opened: 00-00-1886
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former St Mark's Presbyterian Church property is now privately owned.

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs upoaded 9/7/2018.

Last Updated: Monday 9th July, 2018