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Pine Lodge Uniting Church - Former

Pine Lodge, VIC 3631

Church Information

Church Name: Pine Lodge Uniting Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Pine Lodge United Methodist Free Church/Pine Lodge Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 580 Pine Lodge S Rd, Pine Lodge VIC 3631, Australia
Suburb: Pine Lodge
State: VIC
Postcode: 3631
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

An opening memorial stone records: This stone was laid by - Rev B W Heath - President of the Conference - 6th Aug 1924

Plaques on a rock at the church record: 

  • Pine Lodge Uniting Church - 1877 ~ 2002 - This plaque commemorates - 125 Years of Christian Service and Fellowship of District People - Methodist 1877 ~ 1977 - Uniting 1977 ~ 2002 - Unveiled by a devoted member of 76 years - Frank Sims - on 21 April 2002.
  • This marker - was dedicated to God - by - The Reverend Ossie Kadel - 21st April 2002.
Date Opened: 06-08-1924
Date Closed: 15-01-2022


The former Pine Lodge Uniting Church, which was part of the Presbytery of North East Victoria and the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria & Tasmania, is now closed. The earliest Methodist services began in private homes, until the first weatherboard building was erected/opened in 1877. It was built on land donated by Mr James Wright, one of the men who conducted worship in their homes. From 1878 until 1887 the building was also used as a school. With a growing congregation, a larger building was needed and the present church building was opened on 6/8/1924. The church hall was built in 1961. After 145 years of service to the community, the church held its final service on 15/1/2022. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 15/5/2022.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Mattinbgn - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Note: Photograph attribution/source -

Last Updated: Monday 16th May, 2022