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St Leonard's Uniting Church
St Leonard's Uniting Church 20-01-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Leonard's Uniting Church - Original Building 20-01-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Leonard's Uniting Church

Brighton, VIC 3186

Church Information

Church Name: St Leonard's Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: St Leonard's Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 2 Wolseley Grove, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
Suburb: Brighton
State: VIC
Postcode: 3186
Foundation Stone Laid: 29-10-1892
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone on the original church building records: This stone was laid - by - M J Gair Esq - Mayor of Brighton - on October 29th 1892.

Foundation stone for the present building records: To the Glory of God - in memory of the men of this congregation who gave their lives - in the Wars of 1914~1918 & 1939~1945, this stone was laid by - Lieut-General The Hon Sir Edmund Herring - KCMG KBE DSO MC ED Chief Justice & Lieut Governor of Victoria - 11th November 1956. - This stone from the old Greyfriars Church Edinburgh - It binds the present with a still living past ~ Those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice - Ps 50 v 5

A plaque records: St Leonard's Uniting Church - Memorial Garden - This rose garden - contains the ashes of - those parishioners who have - chosen this garden as their - final resting place.

Date Opened: 00-00-1893
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The original St Leonard's Uniting (former Presbyterian) Church, Brighton Beach was erected in 18932/3. The present church building was erected in 1956/7. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 28/1/2021.

For more of the St Leonard's Story see - St Leonard's Presbyterian Church, Brighton Beach: jubilee history, 1891 ~ 1941. Bib ID 1052504. Not sighted.
Last Updated: Thursday 28th January, 2021