St Kilda Presbyterian Church
St Kilda Presbyterian Church 21-01-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Kilda Presbyterian Church 21-01-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Kilda Presbyterian Church

St Kilda, VIC 3182

Church Information

Church Name: St Kilda Presbyterian Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: 2 Alma Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Suburb: St Kilda
State: VIC
Postcode: 3182
Foundation Stone Laid: 05-06-1860
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone for the first church building on this site was laid on 5/6/1860. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

The foundation stone for the present building records: This - Memorial Stone - was laid by His Excellency - Sir Henry Brougham Loch KCB - Governor of The Colony of Victoria - 27th January 1885.

A tablet inside records: In Loving Memory - of - Revr Andrew Cameron DD - Minister of this Church - for 5 years - Founder & First Editor of the - 'Southern Cross' - Died 17th December 1877 - ' Well done, good and - faithful servant' - Matt XX5:21.

A tablet inside records: Erected - in Loving Memory - of - Samuel Robinson DD - who - for 21 years - was the faithful minister - of this church. - Died 30th March 1899. - 'He being dead yet speaketh' - ' Be kindly affectioned one - to another with brotherly - love, in honour preferring - one another'. Romans 12:10.

The church also has an Honour Roll.

Date Opened: 00-00-1860
Date Closed: unknown


The St Kilda Presbyterian Church, is now part of the St Kilda & Balaclava Presbyterian Church. Its first service was inaugurated by the Free Church Synod of Victoria in May 1855, in a building at the corner of High Street and Alma Road. In October 1855 the congregation moved to a wooden building in Inkerman Street, purchased from the Independent Church. The present church site was purchased and the first church opened in 1860. A gallery was added in 1866. The present church building, the second on the site, despite some financial difficulties was opened on 30/5/1886. The church celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1930. [Sourced from:]. More historical informaton/photographs are invited. Photographs uploaded 27/1/2021.

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Last Updated: Wednesday 27th January, 2021