No. 231 - The former Winnaleah Uniting Church - "A Centre of Happy Fellowship"

The former Uniting Church at Winnaleah was built in 1923 as a Presbyterian church. Newspaper reports on the life of the church are limited but a record of its opening was published in the Scottsdale newspaper, The North East Advertiser:

“On Sunday, September 2nd, the recently erected Presbyterian Church at Winnaleah was opened for divine worship…. The church, which is a fine commodious building for a country district, was packed at both morning and evening services. The morning service was a very impressive and memorable one, the first part occupied in the dedication of the church for divine worship, and the latter in the Communion of the Lord’s Supper…. The church undoubtedly will prove a centre of a happy fellowship to all who worship there, and a spiritual uplift to the whole district”.

A Methodist or Congregational church was never established in Winnaleah but the Presbyterian congregation nevertheless opted to join with the Uniting Church in the 1970’s. The church has long been closed and has been sold and converted into a house. An Evangelical Presbyterian Church was established in Winnaleah in recent years but this has no connection with the original Presbyterian Church. This will be the subject of future post on the blog.





Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018


Sources:

North-Eastern Advertiser, Tuesday 11 September 1923.
North-Eastern Advertiser, Tuesday 7 September 1948.


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