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Birregurra Uniting Church
Birregurra Uniting Church 11-01-2018 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Birregurra Uniting Church - Stone Cairn 11-01-2018 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

Birregurra Uniting Church

Birregurra, VIC 3242

Church Information

Church Name: Birregurra Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: McLennan Memorial Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 5 Jenner St, Birregurra VIC 3242, Australia
Suburb: Birregurra
State: VIC
Postcode: 3242
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1908
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone of the first church records: Erected - AD - MDCCLXV.

Foundation stone of the present church: McLennan - Memorial Church - Erected to the memory of - D McLennan Jnr - 1908.

A stone tablet on the gate post records: In memory of - Robert & Urquhart - Ramsay - Dedicated 14th May 1955.

Memorial tablet in the wall of the hall records: In memory of - Urquhart Ramsay - Dedicated 1955

Memorial tablet in the wall of the hall records: In memory of - William James Dennis - Dedicated 1955.

A plaque on the Cairn records: Removed from - Methodist Church - Property 1982.

A stone tablet on the Cairn records: This Cairn - Commemorates the founding - of the Bunting Dale Mission - by the Rev Francis Tuckfield - August 1839 - and was unveiled by - J L Tuckfield Esq - 26 August 1939 - R H Howie MA BD ~ Minister.

A plaque near the front door of the church records: This ramp was erected - to the memory of - and the gift of - Jack and Jessie Hose - 1990.

Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown
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The first Presbyterian Church on this site was built from bluestone in 1865 and the Manse in 1902. The present church known as the McLennan Memorial Presbyterian Church was built in 1908.

The stone cairn in the grounds bears a plaque commemorating the Buntingdale Aboriginal Mission (1839-1851). Grindstones from Scouller's flour mill support the culverts at the entrance. The memorial gates to Urquhart and Robert Ramsay were built of bluestone from their property 'Mooleric'.

The Presbyterian amd Methodist Churches of Birregura formed a United Church in 1970, and then became part of the broader Uniting Church in Australia in 1977.

Joint services are now shared regularly between the Uniting Church and the local Christ Church Anglican Church.

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 14/1/2018.

Last Updated: Saturday 12th January, 2019