Rokewood Uniting Church - Former
Rokewood Uniting Church - Former 14-05-2021 -
Rokewood Uniting Church - Former 14-05-2021 -

Rokewood Uniting Church - Former

Rokewood, VIC 3330

Church Information

Church Name: Rokewood Uniting Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Rokewood Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 60 Ferrars St, Rokewood VIC 3330, Australia
Suburb: Rokewood
State: VIC
Postcode: 3330
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1865
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid in 1865 by Miss Elder. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A memorial stone was laid by Mrs W G Elder on 23/3/1905 for the construction of the tower and spire. The text on the stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: 23-08-1866
Date Closed: 00-00-2020


The former Rokewood Uniting Church was part of the Presbytery of Western Victoria and the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria & Tasmania. The church is now closed, and the property was sold in May 2021. The church began some years before the present church building was erected in 1865/6. The church building was formally opened by the Rev J O Dykes MA on 23/8/1866, although it was not complete, missing the vestry and the tower. The tower was completed on 8/12/1904. Early services were held in private homes, a hotel and later the local school, with clergy officiating including the Rev John Gow and the Rev Archibald Simpson. The standard and size of the church reflects the significant Presbyterian make up of the early pioneers of the district.1 More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 13/7/2021.

Note 1: Sourced from:

Last Updated: Thursday 25th November, 2021