Trinity Uniting Church
Trinity Uniting Church 20-01-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Trinity Uniting Church 20-01-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

Trinity Uniting Church

Brighton, VIC 3186

Church Information

Church Name: Trinity Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Black Street Congregational Church/Black Street Uniting Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 15 Black St, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
Suburb: Brighton
State: VIC
Postcode: 3186
Foundation Stone Laid: 15-06-1875
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone for the present church building was laid by the Hon James Balfour, and records: This Memorial Stone - was laid - on the 15th June - 1875.

A plaque records: To the Glory of God - The Presbytery of Nepean rededicated this Church - to the worship and service of God - and named it - Trinity Uniting Church - 9th February, 1992.

A Memorial Garden is located at the rear of the church and was dedicated in 1994.

Date Opened: 06-02-1853
Date Closed: unknown


The first Independent (later Congregational) Church services began in a private home in 1852. Regular services began on 6/2/1853 in a tent in Carpenter Street. A small wooden church building was erected in Male Street, on land donated by Mr Nicoolas Were, and opened in November 1853. Land was later purchased in a more central location in Black Street, and a wooden building was opened in October 1859. To meet the needs of the growing congregation, the present brick structure was erected and opened on 2/12/1875. It was renovated and rededicated in 1991/2. [Sourced from:]. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 28/1/2021.

For more of the Trinity story see - Trinity Uniting Church, Brighton:150 years of church life at 17 Black Street / compiled by R S Swift. 2003. Bib ID 3410950. Not sighted.

Last Updated: Thursday 28th January, 2021