St John's Uniting Church
St John's Uniting Church - Rear 12-04-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St John's Uniting Church 12-04-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St John's Uniting Church

Essendon, VIC 3040

Church Information

Church Name: St John's Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: St John's Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: Mt Alexander Rd & Buckley St, Essendon VIC 3040, Australia
Suburb: Essendon
State: VIC
Postcode: 3040
Foundation Stone Laid: 21-05-1927
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: For the Glory of God - and the service of man - This stone was laid by - His Excellency The Rt Hon Baron Somers - KCMG., DSO., MC., Governor of Victoria - 21st May 1927 - "Mine house shall be called - a house of prayer for all people" - Architects ~ H W & F B Tompkins - Builder J Jordan - Minister ~ Rev F S Hunter - MA DD

A tablet in the tower records: This Tower - erected in memory - of the men and - women of this church - who served in the - Great War 1914~19.

A plaque in the McNab Hall records: St John's Youth Hall - To the Glory of God - this hall was opened by - Duncan D McNab B C E - on October 22 1961. - Rev J Edward Smith  Minister...

A plaque records: This Memorial Garden - is dedicated to the memory - of all those recorded here. -"whether we live or whether - we die, we are the Lord's". - Romans 14:8 - 3rd September, 1978.

Date Opened: 00-00-1852
Date Closed: unknown


The St John's Uniting (former Presbyterian) Church, Essendon had its beginnings about 1852, and celebrated its 100th anniversary from 22/6 to 6/7/1952. A Samoan language congregation regularly meets in the church complex. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 1/5/2021.

For more of the St John's Uniting Church story see - St John's Presbyterian Church, 1956. Bib ID 1430801. Not sighted. AND - An Historical review of 100 years of St John's Presbyterian Church, Essendon. 1952 .Bib ID 358633. Not sighted.




Last Updated: Saturday 1st May, 2021