Kaniva Uniting Church
Kaniva Uniting Church 14-11-2022 - Derek Flannery
Kaniva Uniting Church 14-11-2022 - Derek Flannery

Kaniva Uniting Church

Kaniva, VIC 3419

Church Information

Church Name: Kaniva Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Kaniva Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 20 Baker St, Kaniva VIC 3419, Australia
Suburb: Kaniva
State: VIC
Postcode: 3419
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation sStone details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A heritage plaque records: Kaniva Methodist Church 1882 ~ 1977 - Kaniva Uniting Church 1977 ~ 2005 - Worship services have been conducted on this site from 1882 ~ 2005 - Early settlers met in tents or in the open air to worship God in the early days. The first church building was erected on the west side of this site in 1882, representing Bible Christian Wesleyan Methodists, later Methodist Church of Australasia. A larger Methodist Church was built in 1928 and this building continued to be used for worship as the Methodist and from 1977 as the Uniting Church. Services in the building were discontinued in 2005 and the building was demolished in 2007. Uniting Church services have continued in the Fellowship Centre as part of the Kaniva Shared Ministry. - Also on this site, a Sunday School Hall was erected in 1920 and later expanded. It was demolished in 2003 after it had fallen into disrepair. - The Wesley Fellowship Centre was opened in 1961, being used for Sunday School, youth groups, social events, and other community activities since then. It has also assumed the role of the Uniting Church worship centre under the Kaniva Shared Ministry, whereby services and ministers have been shared with the Church of Christ since 1999. - This church garden was established in 2010.

Date Opened: 00-00-1961
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Kaniva Uniting Church is part of the Presbytery of Western Victoria and the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria & Tasmania. The church in 1999 began a shared ministry with the Kaniva Church of Christ. Since about 2018, the Kaniva Church of Christ has joined the Serviceton Church of Christ's shared ministry with the Uniting Church there also. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/12/2022.
Last Updated: Friday 30th December, 2022