Yea Presbyterian Church
Yea Presbyterian Church 23-04-2019 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Yea Presbyterian Church 23-04-2019 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

Yea Presbyterian Church

Yea, VIC 3717

Church Information

Church Name: Yea Presbyterian Church
Church Previous Name: Scot's Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: 31 Station St, Yea VIC 3717, Australia
Suburb: Yea
State: VIC
Postcode: 3717
Foundation Stone Laid: 16-12-1922
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: This stone was laid - to the Glory of God - by the Rt Rev The Moderator - of Victoria Rev F Paton MA BD - Dec 16th 1922.

A plaque by a tree records: To the Glory of God - and - in loving memory of - Clarence S Borrie - presented by - his wife and family - 1903 ~ 1980.


Date Opened: 12-07-1923
Date Closed: unknown


The present Yea Presbyterian Church was opened on 12/7/1923, with some seating and the pulpit requirements being transferred from an earlier building. The first minister in the new church building was the Rev H A E O'Sullivan, who was appointed about 1921. The Anglican and Presbyterian Churches has established a school about 1859, and the church buildings had also been used at some stage for the school.  More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs upoloaded 15/8/2019.

(Information provided by Phil Quinton - June 2020. Prior to 1922 - Minister from 1885 to 1905: Rev. David Milne - David Milne was born c.1830 in Scotland. He came with his parents and siblings to Tas in 1834-1839. By 1841 they had moved to Vic. The Rev D Milne was inducted to the Yea Church in 1885 and continued until 1905. 

'The Age', Melb, Mon 8 Oct 1906, Deaths: MILNE.— 5th October, at Cowes... The Rev. David Milne, late of Yea, died here very suddenly on Friday of heart failure. He was about to enter the Cowes general store when he fell and died in a few minutes. He was 77 years of age, and a colonist of nearly 60 years.


Note: Photograph attribution - By Mattinbgn [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], from Wikimedia Commons
Last Updated: Friday 31st July, 2020