White Hills Uniting Church
White Hills Uniting Church - Rear 22-09-2022 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
White Hills Uniting Church - Hall 22-09-2022 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

White Hills Uniting Church

White Hills, VIC 3550

Church Information

Church Name: White Hills Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: White Hills Wesleyan Methodist Church/White Hills Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 506-508 Napier St, White Hills VIC 3550, Australia
Suburb: White Hills
State: VIC
Postcode: 3550
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 00-00-1865
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The White Hills Uniting Church is a worship centre of the Weeroona Uniting Church (see separate entry - 3550). White Hills combined with the Neale Street, Kennington and 205 Arnold Street, North Bendigo congregations in 2014 to form the Weeroona Uniting Church. White Hills is one of the oldest churches in Bendigo. It held its first service as a Wesleyan Methodist Church on 6/2/1853. The first church building was erected in Plumridge Street, near Bendigo Creek. This structure which comprised bags stretched over a wooden frame, was soon washed away in a flood, but only took a couple of months for another, more elaborate building to be erected near where the Botantical Gardens are today. A wooden church building was the next  to be erected on the present site. It was replaced in the 1860s by the present brick church. The centenary of the church was held on 5/4/1953. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 12/2/2023.

Note: For more of the church strory see - White Hills Uniting Church: Anniversary: 150 years: 1853-2003. Book Bib ID 2531842. Not Sighted. Also: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-2531584462/view?partId=nla.obj-2531584520#page/n2/mode/1up

Last Updated: Sunday 12th February, 2023