Scots' Presbyterian Church
Scots' Presbyterian Church 03-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Scots' Presbyterian Church 03-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

Scots' Presbyterian Church

Portland, VIC 3305

Church Information

Church Name: Scots' Presbyterian Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: 17 Tyers St, Portland VIC 3305, Australia
Suburb: Portland
State: VIC
Postcode: 3305
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

A plaque records: To the Glory of God - to commemorate - the centenary of - The Presbytery of Hamilton - 1859~1959.

The masonary on the Sunday School hall records: Presbyterian School Hall - 1901.

Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown


The Scots' Presbyterian Church, Portland, is the oldest surviving Presbyterian Church building in Victoria, dating from about 1849.

Early Presbyterian services were held in a private home, until the first church building was erected on a land grant from the government. However, the next minister, who arrived from Scotland, and had experienced the disruption of the Church of Scotland about 1843,  would not accept any land grant from the government. The led to the present church building being erected on land donated by a Mr Cruickshank. Also after the various Presbyterian churches in Victoria joined together to form the Presbyterian Church in Victoria, the two churches in Portland united. This church did not join the Uniting Church in 1977. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 29/1/2020.





Last Updated: Friday 13th November, 2020