Rochester Uniting Church
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Rochester Uniting Church

Rochester, VIC 3561

Church Information

Church Name: Rochester Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Rochester Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 1 Hart St, Rochester VIC 3561, Australia
Suburb: Rochester
State: VIC
Postcode: 3561
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-10-1910
Foundation Stone Notes: The foundation stone was laid by W G Hart in October 1910. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 05-02-1911
Date Closed: unknown


The Rochester Uniting Church is part of the Presbytery of North Eastern Victoria and the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria & Tasmania. Methodist services began in the area about 1871/72, being conducted by the Rev S Bryant, from Elmore. The services were held in the old school on the east side of the river. In 1873 a brick church was erected near the Recreation Reserve, but became too small for the growing congregation. Until funds could be accumulated to fund the erection of a larger church building, services were held outdoors or in the Shire Hall. The present church building was the outcome, opened on 5/2/1911 by the Rev Thomas Adamson. The old Sunday School Hall from Corop was moved to the site in 1911, to accommodate the Sunday School. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 1/2/2019

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Last Updated: Tuesday 21st March, 2023