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St Andrew's Uniting Church
St Andrew's Uniting Church 13-04-2017 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Andrew's Uniting Church 13-04-2017 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Andrew's Uniting Church

Box Hill, VIC 3128

Church Information

Church Name: St Andrew's Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 909 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill VIC 3128, Australia
Suburb: Box Hill
State: VIC
Postcode: 3128
Foundation Stone Laid: 27-04-1935
Foundation Stone Notes: Foundation stone records: To the Glory of God - Erected - West Melbourne - 1864 ~ Re-erected - at Box Hill - 1935 - The foundation stone - of this church was laid by - Rev P J Murdoch MA - 27th April 1935.
Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


"A Presbyterian congregation was started in Box Hill in 1887. Its first church was a small weatherboard building in Court Street. As the congregation grew a larger weatherboard church was build in 1911 at the corner of Whitehorse Road and Bruce Street. It was named St Andrew's.

Again the congregation outgrew its building and by 1932 a brick church was planned. It was never built as the Presbyterian Assembly offered to Box Hill the fine Gothic bluestone church in West Melbourne which was no longer used for worship. As a great venture of faith, in the middle of the Great Depression, the Congregation accepted the offer, the bluestone church was demolished, the present church was erected and opened in 1935 in its original form , though slightly smaller. The stained glass windows, its fine pipe organ, and the furnishings from West Melbourne were installed in the new building." [Church website - http://www.boxhill.unitingchurch.org.au/node/1]

The Hanbit Korean Church also uses the building.

More historical information/photographs of the church(es)/congregation(s) are invited. Photographs uploaded 20/1/2019.

Last Updated: Sunday 20th January, 2019