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Clare Uniting Church
Clare Uniting Church + Hall 00-00-1915 - SLSA - https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/B+19370
Clare Uniting Church - Former 1857 Wesleyan Chapel unknown date - https://www.vacations.com.au/property/6230632/clare-valley-h

Clare Uniting Church

Clare, SA 5453

Church Information

Church Name: Clare Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Clare Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: Guilford St & Victoria Rd, Clare SA 5453, Australia
Suburb: Clare
State: SA
Postcode: 5453
Foundation Stone Laid: 22-07-1866
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A foundation stone for the church building was laid on 22/7/1866. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A stone tablet on the lecture hall records: In loving memory of - Thomas Moyses - who laid this stone - January 2nd 1888.

Date Opened: 17-03-1867
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Clare Uniting Church is part of the Generate Presbytery and the Uniting Church Synod of South Australia. The history of Methodism in the district began with the Cornish miners in Burra, who began to establish activities beyond mining, bringing their strong faith with them. Initially a small chapel was built at Spring Farm outside Clare. By 1851 meetings in Clare were being held in private dwellings. A block of land was purchased by Thomas Major in 1866 and donated for the erection of the first chapel, which was opened in July 1857 (now privately owned). As the chapel soon became too small, plans were made for a larger building next to the chapel, which was opened on 17/3/1867. A vestry was added in 1877 and a gallery in 1883. This was followed in 1888 by a lecture hall alongside the church, which was opened on 29/4/188. [Sourced from: https://www.clarehistory.com/top-ten-historic-buildings-of-clare]. The church and the hall have now been joined. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/2/2024.



Last Updated: Saturday 17th February, 2024