St Michael's Uniting Church
St Michael's Uniting Church 01-01-2011 - Peter Novacco - See Note
St Michael's Uniting Church 19-09-2017 - Diliff - See Note.

St Michael's Uniting Church

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Church Information

Church Name: St Michael's Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Collins Street Independent Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: Russell St & Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Suburb: Melbourne
State: VIC
Postcode: 3000
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Blue historic marker records: Former Independent Church - This is the site of Melbourne's earliest permanent church built in 1839 for the Independent or Congregational Church which earlier had held services in John Pascoe Fawkner's Tavern. The present polychrone brick church was ...built in 1866/67....


Date Opened: 00-00-1866
Date Closed: unknown


The St Michael's Uniting Church, Melbourne. The original chapel was built in 1839 and was the first permanent building constructed expressly as a church in the Port Phillip Settlement. This first chapel was demolished in 1863 to make way for the present church building, which was opened in 1866. It was formally established as the Collins Street Independent Church, a Congregational Union of Australia church, and later became the Collins Street Uniting Church. It is now known as St Michael's Uniting Church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/1/2015.

Note: Photograph attributed/source - By Peter Novacco (Melbournian1) - Flickr: [1], CC BY-SA 2.0,

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Diliff - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Last Updated: Tuesday 26th October, 2021