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Beechworth Methodist Church - Former
Beechworth Methodist Church - Former 14-11-2017 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Beechworth Methodist Church - Former - Sunday School 14-11-2017 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

Beechworth Methodist Church - Former

Beechworth, VIC 3747

Church Information

Church Name: Beechworth Methodist Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Methodist (Wesleyan and Other)
Street Address: 26-30 Ford St, Beechworth VIC 3747, Australia
Suburb: Beechworth
State: VIC
Postcode: 3747
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-01-1857
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

A plaque on the Sunday School building records: In Memory of - Methodist Pioneers - who built the first Christian Church - in Beechworth on this site in 1854 - 18~4~1954.

Date Opened: 00-00-1869
Date Closed: 00-00-1966
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


This former Beechwoth Methodist Church has closed, and the property is now privately owned. It was built in 1857, and was the first permanent church building on the Ovens goldfields.

The first Methodist church services were held in the open air, then in a tent and then in a wooden schoolhouse erected in 1854. It was replaced, on the same site, by the red brick Sunday School building erected in 1869.

The buildings ceased being used for church services in 1966 when the Methodist and Congregational churches in Beechworth amalgamated.

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 19/11/2017.

Property is heritage listed. See: http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/104/download-report
Last Updated: Thursday 15th September, 2022