• Organisation

Methodist Church of Victoria and Tasmania


The first Methodist Minister to arrive in Australia was Reverend Samuel Leigh who came to New South Wales in 1815. The first Methodist churches were established in Victoria in the early 1850s. The Methodist Church was involved in a number of child welfare institutions in Victoria from the beginning of the twentieth century. The Methodist Church of Australasia ceased to exist in 1977 when most of its congregations joined the Presbyterian and Congregational Union of Australia Churches to form the Uniting Church in Australia. However some independent Methodist congregations in Australia continued from 1977.

  • From

    c. 1851

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  • Alternative Names

    Methodist Church of Victoria


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