Elsternwick Uniting Church
Elsternwick Uniting Church unknown date - vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au - See Note
Elsternwick Uniting Church unknown date - vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au - See Note

Elsternwick Uniting Church - Former

Elsternwick, VIC 3185

Church Information

Church Name: Elsternwick Uniting Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Caulfield Union Church/Elsternwick Congregational Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 84-86 Orrong Rd, Elsternwick VIC 3185, Australia
Suburb: Elsternwick
State: VIC
Postcode: 3185
Foundation Stone Laid: 30-11-1889
Foundation Stone Notes: Foundation stone records: Caulfield Union Church - Erected 1889
Date Opened: 11-11-1890
Date Closed: 00-00-1988
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former Elsternwick Uniting Church has closed and the property was sold in 1988. The original Caulfield Union Church, began with a meeting in the home of Mr Thomas Watts. A wooden church building opened on 16/1/1859 in Glen Eira Road. It its early days it was also used as a school. This building was completely destroyed by fire on 19/2/1889. The present site was then purchased and a new church building erected and opened on 11/11/1890. When the 'land boom' collapsed in the early 1890s the Caulfield Union Church found itself in financial distress, with a mortgage of 800 pounds. It was sold to the Congregation Church for 600 pounds in 1894.[Sourced from: https://www.gehs.org.au/elsternwick-congregational-church-former-union-church/]. The church became part of the Uniting Church on its formation in 1977. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 18/9/2022.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - https://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/vhd-images/places/000/077/770.jpg
Last Updated: Sunday 18th September, 2022