St Mark the Evangelist Uniting Church

St Mark the Evangelist Uniting Church

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

Church Information

Church Name: St Mark the Evangelist Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: The Presbyterian Union Church of North Melbourne/Union Memorial Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: Elm St & Curzon St, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia
Suburb: North Melbourne
State: VIC
Postcode: 3051
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known for the present church building. Information/photographs are invited.

The foundation stone for the first church building (bluestone) was laid on 8/4/1859 [the date of the union of the Church of Scotland, the Free Church and the United Presbyterians] by the new Moderator the Rev James Clow. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: 31-08-1879
Date Closed: unknown


The St Mark the Evangelist Uniting Church, North Melbourne is part of the Presbytery of Port Phillip East and the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria & Tasmania. The first formal service of the church was held in the Havilah stables in Errol Street, lent by Mr McMeikan, and was conducted by the Rev Samuel Corrie, Moderator of the Presbytery of Melbourne, of the Church of Scotland. Earlier Presbyterian services were conducted in the blacksmith's shop of Mr Aitkin. Each Saturday the blacksmith shop would be cleared for the service on the following Sunday. The bluestone church which opened on 27/11/1959 but was soon too small for the growing congregation, and was demolished and the materials used to construct the Sunday School Hall (now Elm Street Hall). The present church building was opened on 31/8/1879. Over the years a number of local congregations have amalgamated with the church, with further impetus given to amalgations following the formation of the Uniting Church in 19771. The church celebrated 150 years of worship on 31/10/2004. More historical informaton/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 2/9/2022.

Note 1: Sourced from:  This site contains much more information, including details of the churches that have amalgamated with it over the years.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Orderinchaos - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Last Updated: Friday 2nd September, 2022