Echuca Uniting Church - Former
Echuca Uniting Church - Former 07-01-2013 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Echuca Uniting Church - Former 07-01-2013 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

Echuca Uniting Church - Former

Echuca, VIC 3564

Church Information

Church Name: Echuca Uniting Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Echuca Wesleyan Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 197 Annesley St, Echuca VIC 3564, Australia
Suburb: Echuca
State: VIC
Postcode: 3564
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1869
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A stone records: Methodist Church Memorial Stone 1869.

A heritage plaque records: Shire of Campaspe - Former Wesley Church, Echuca - Site of first building erected for public worship in Echuca - a modest brick chapel built in 1864. Echuca founder Henry Hopwood, laid the foundation stone and named the building 'Echuca Wesleyan Church'. A new building opened in 1869 replaced the run-down chapel and in 1875, a transept and porch were added.

From 1977 Wesley operated under the Uniting Church banner, but rationalisation of buildings led to its closure and the last service was held in December 1993. The Roman Catholic Trusts Corporation bought the building in 1996 and it later became classrooms for St Mary's School. The church was saved from demolition in 1998 by community action, which recognised its heritage value and significat role in Echuca history.

Shire of Campaspe Heritage Advisory Committee Project.

Date Opened: 00-00-1869
Date Closed: 00-12-1993


The former Echuca Methodist Church is now closed, and the property was sold in 1996. The present church building was erected/opened in 1869. and replaced church buildings erected about 1864. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/1/2015.
Last Updated: Sunday 9th October, 2022