St George's Presbyterian Church
St George's Presbyterian Church 04-10-2014 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St George's Presbyterian Church - Hall 04-10-2014 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St George's Presbyterian Church

Newtown, VIC 3220

Church Information

Church Name: St George's Presbyterian Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: Ryrie St & Latrobe Terrace, Newtown VIC 3220, Australia
Suburb: Newtown
State: VIC
Postcode: 3220
Foundation Stone Laid: 12-06-1861
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Original church building was extended by the additions of transepts and vestibule in 1908 and spire and tower in 1936.

Stone records: "Ad Gloriam Dei - The Foundation Stone of this spire - completing the church built in 1861 - was laid by James H McPhillimy - 4th April 1936".

Hall stone records: "To The Glory Of God - this stone - was laid by - Rev James McMaster BA - Minister of St George's Church - February 12th 1939".

Date Opened: 00-00-1861
Date Closed: unknown


St George's Presbyterian Church began in 1860. It was formed by a breakaway group from St Andrew's Presbyterian Church,  Yarra Street.  

The last service was held in the church building on 20/1/2015, as the commencement of a one year moratorium, to decide the future of the church building. The church has a small congregation with very expensive maintenance required on the building due to its nature and stature. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs upoaded 30/12/2014.

Last Updated: Saturday 22nd February, 2020