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Branxholme Free Presbyterian Church - Former
Branxholme Free Presbyterian Church - Former 02-01-2002 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Branxholme Free Presbyterian Church - Former 01-02-2002 - Victorian Heritage Database - See Note.

Branxholme Free Presbyterian Church - Former

Branxholme, VIC 3302

Church Information

Church Name: Branxholme Free Presbyterian Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Presbyterian (Reformed and Other)
Street Address: 87 Monroe St, Branxholme VIC 3302, Australia
Suburb: Branxholme
State: VIC
Postcode: 3302
Foundation Stone Laid: 17-12-1878
Foundation Stone Notes: The foundation stone was laid on 17/12/1878. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 30-03-1879
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former Branxholme Free Presbyterian Church property is now privately owned. It was established/built by 'the Gaelic-speaking section of the original Presbyterian Church at 75 Monroe Street. The Gaels withdrew in 1863 as the minister appointed that year did not have Gaelic. In 1953 the congregation became part of the similar NSW based denomination, the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia [PECA]. The building was sold in 1991 after services were centralised in Hamilton. Two lengthy ministries were by Rev William McDonald (1877-1901) and Rev Isaac L Graham (1918-1964)' [Text provided by Rev Dr Rowland Ward, PCEA Archivest].

No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 1/6/2019 & 26/1/2020.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - https://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/23298#statement-significance
Last Updated: Saturday 1st February, 2020