Colbinabbin Uniting Church
Colbinabbin Uniting Church 08-04-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Colbinabbin Uniting Church 08-04-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

Colbinabbin Uniting Church

Colbinabbin, VIC 3559

Church Information

Church Name: Colbinabbin Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Gobarup East Methodist Church/Colbinabbin Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 19 Mitchell St, Colbinabbin VIC 3559, Australia
Suburb: Colbinabbin
State: VIC
Postcode: 3559
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

Local historical plaque records:

  • First Methodist Church: Built of logs in the 1880s on the corner of Edwin Week's selection, it was known as the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and is believed to have closed prior to 1900. Church members then joined the Zion Methodist Church.
  • Zion Methodist Church: Built over the range on land known as Mount Zion, donated by the Vickers at the beginning of the 20th century and started by the Wiseman brothers, it had a stong congregation unitil 1967.
  • Colbinabbin Uniting Church: A small church with a dedicated congregation, the wooden building is situated in Mitchell Street, opposite the Colbinabbin Hotel. It was originally the Gobarup East Methodist Church but, having closed, it was bought in 1947 for 1 [pound] by the Colbinabbin congregation who shifted it themselves by tractor and jinker to its present location.
  • Presbyterian Church: The church was established in 1912 and eventually closed in 1930. The building was later removed from Colbinabbin to become the Barnadown Presbyterian Church.
Date Opened: 00-00-1947
Date Closed: unknown


The Colbinabbin Uniting Church is part of the Waranga Uniting Churches cluster. It is in the Presbytery of North Eastern Victoria and the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria & Tasmania. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/4/2021.
Last Updated: Thursday 8th September, 2022