The Mission Hall - Former
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The Mission Hall - Former

Olinda, VIC 3788

Church Information

Church Name: The Mission Hall - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Other Denominations
Street Address: Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda VIC 3788, Australia
Suburb: Olinda
State: VIC
Postcode: 3788
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

An historical plaque records: A small, neat cottage with the impressive title of Mission Hall was built about 1903 for religious servictes by a sect of the Plymouth Brethren. Its leader, Sam Adams, lived on the premises where space was somehow made for Sunday morning and evening services. Anyone from the congregation was invited to give testimony at the evening service. An afternoon Sunday School was attended by children from the local areas.

The cottage is visible in early photographs, looking rather isolated on the open hillside particularly before the Sunday School was built on the edge of the forest beyond. The Mission Hall eventually became a family residence.

Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown


This former church building is now privately owned. The building on the main street in Olinda, is now hidden behind a thick hedge. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 13/5/2017.

The first photograph is taken from the historical plaque erected by the Mt Dandenong & District Historical Society. Date of the original photograph is not known.
Last Updated: Monday 12th August, 2019