Heathcote Uniting Church
Heathcote Uniting Church 06-04-2021 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
Heathcote Uniting Church unknown date - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria - From Heritage Plaque

Heathcote Uniting Church

Heathcote, VIC 3523

Church Information

Church Name: Heathcote Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Heathcote Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 133 High St, Heathcote VIC 3523, Australia
Suburb: Heathcote
State: VIC
Postcode: 3523
Foundation Stone Laid: 12-10-1929
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: This Stone was laid - To The Glory Of God - on 12th October 1929 - By Councillor - E G Batchelder JP - of Bendigo

A heritage plaque records: The present Uniting Church built in 1929 represents the culmination of the amalgamation of the Wesleyans and the United Free Methodists in 1898, to achieve a Methodist Church. This church represented a permanent place for the Methodists following years of poor or temporary accommodation...In the early days of Heathcote there were several Wesleyan and United Free Methodist churches in the district, and it is believed that the first building on this site consisted of two former churches joined to form the old wooden church (pictured) in the late 1880s-1890s. The remodelled church building sat further towards the back of this site and remained in use until the 1990s, long after the present brick church was built. The old building served as a Sunday school, Girl Guide Hall, youth centre and reception hall. - Yet another change was to occur in 1969[?] with the amalgamation of the Methodists and the Presbyterians to form the Uniting Church of Australia. In Heathcote the transition began in early 1968 when the united senior classes of both Sunday schools were held at the Presbyterian site, and the junior classes at the Methodist site. Both churches remained in use until 1977 when the Presbyterian closed in favour of this site.

Date Opened: 00-00-1930
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Heathcote Uniting Church is part of the Loddon Mallee Presbytery and the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria & Tasmania. The present Heathcote Uniting Church building was opened about 1930. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 29/4/2021.
Last Updated: Wednesday 25th January, 2023