West Hawthorn Uniting Church

West Hawthorn Uniting Church

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

Church Information

Church Name: West Hawthorn Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: West Hawthorn Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 10-12 Power St, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
Suburb: Hawthorn
State: VIC
Postcode: 3122
Foundation Stone Laid: 29-10-1910
Foundation Stone Notes: The foundation stone was laid in 1910. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 09-02-1911
Date Closed: 02-04-2021
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The West Hawthorn Uniting Church is part of the Uniting Church Presbytery of Yarra Yarra and the Synod of Victoria & Tasmania. The church began as the Grove Road Presbyterian Mission, holding its first service on 4/1/1891, in a small building erected on the site of the present car park. The West Hawthorn Presbyterian Church was formally established in 1895, with the present church building opened for worship on 9/2/1911. It became part of the Uniting Church in 1977. The West Hawthorn Uniting congregation held its final service in the church building, on Good Friday 2021, (2/4/2021). The congregation then joined with the East Kew Uniting Church, and the Joong Ang (Korean) congregations to form the new Kew Uniting Church congregation (see separate entry - 3101). More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 13/10/2021.

For more of the West Hawthorn Uniting Church story see - Beyond the Palm Trees: An Account of the Life of the West Hawthorn Uniting Church 1891-1991, written by Dr William Rose.




Last Updated: Thursday 14th October, 2021