About us

The first service at Kooyong Rd was held on Sunday 20 August 1881.

The Armadale Uniting Church was formed in 1977 from the union of the Armadale Presbyterian Church (Denbigh Rd) and the Armadale Methodist Church (at Kooyong Rd).   This was the time of the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia.

We celebrate the rich history of both of the congregations, as well as the various other congregations (Methodist and Congregational) that previously met in Armadale, Toorak and Prahran.    Our furniture and memorials include much from buildings no longer used for public worship.

In recent years, we've worked through some challenges, and of course life in today's society continues to give rise to issues.   However, we're confident that, with God's help, we can work through whatever arises.

The Organ Historical Trust of Australia website includes photos and information about the Armadale Uniting Church organ at: www.ohta.org.au and there's an article about it here.

We're part of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania and the Presbytery of Port Phillip East.

Nearby Uniting Churches are Toorak Uniting Church and Stonnington Community Uniting Church.

A Brief History of the Armadale Uniting Church by Dr Joy Parnaby is here

Here is a reflection by Rev Fiona Winn on 40 years of the Uniting Church in Australia.   Some notes on our artworks are here.

Some notes about our stained glass windows prepared by Dr Bronwyn Hughes are here and some notes about some of the stained glass that was previously at the Armadale (Denbigh Rd) Presbyterian Church are here.   Of particular interest is the John G Cramond window (now in the north transept);  there is a short article about that here.  Some notes about our memorial windows are here (derived from Dr Bronwyn Hughes's work).

The rear building (originally a hall) was built in the 1920s to replace an earlier building destroyed by fire.  Our buildings were extensively renovated in the 1980s (description here) (completion marked at a service on 23 February 1986) and again in 2013, when it was converted into an area able to be used by community organisations.  We're proud that part of it is now used by Arrow Health.

Here is a link to the Heritage Citation for the buildings.

Some notes about the Uniting Church Fellowship which operated for many years are here.

Our Annual General Meeting is held each February.