Chinese Christian Church - Former

Chinese Christian Church - Former

Castlemaine, VIC 3450

Church Information

Church Name: Chinese Christian Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Methodist (Wesleyan and Other)
Street Address: 155 Mostyn St, Castlemaine VIC 3450, Australia
Suburb: Castlemaine
State: VIC
Postcode: 3450
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.




Date Opened: 02-04-1860
Date Closed: unknown


The folowing details were provided to me on 3/1/2019. "This Chinese Christian Church was a Wesleyan Methodist mission chapel of brick some 25 feet by 18 feet, whose foundation stone was dedicated on Monday 2 April 1860 by Lieutenant Smith, the Chinese Protector, in which were incorporated various items. [See “Chinese Christian Church”, Mount Alexander Mail (Castlemaine Vic), 4 April 1860, p.2f.] The congregation was very small on 25 September 1917 when the chapel’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated. [See “Chinese Mission – Diamond Jubilee – Celebration Function”, Mount Alexander Mail (Castlemaine Vic), 29 September 1917, p.2d.] No later reference could be found, so, presumably, the chapel closed soon afterwards. Today only the steps up from Mostyn street to the chapel still remain. [See “Let’s Rewind”, Castlemaine Mail (Castlemaine Vic), 17 August 2018, p.2b-c]"

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 6/1/2019.

Note: Photograph attribution/source  - "Detail from of “Looking North West over Castlemaine, Victoria, from East Forest Street” by American & Australasian Photographic Company, Castlemaine 1870-1875. [Holtermann Collection – Call Number: ON 4 Box 71 No F – Item PXA 4999 – Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales] shows this chapel:"
Last Updated: Saturday 19th January, 2019