Strathfield Uniting Church. Photo Cathy Jones 2021

Strathfield-Homebush Uniting Church

In Strathfield’s early history, there were a number of prominent residents who were members of the Congregational Church.  One group broke from the Burwood Congregational Church and built the Trinity Congregational Church (now Uniting Church) on The Boulevarde in 1889.  Another group, led by tobacco merchant George Todman built the Strathfield-Homebush Congregational Church site, corner Albert Road and Homebush Road in 1883.

There are two buildings on the Church site, corner Albert Road and Homebush Road, Strathfield.  The original Church was built in 1883, designed by architect Herbert Thompson and built by John Johns, a local building contractor. The second building was built as a school hall in 1900.  The architects were Slatyer and Cosh and builder E H Clarke of Woolwich.

The Congregational Church became part of the Uniting Church in 1977.

The two buildings are heritage listed.

The Church is now known as the Korean Uniting Church Strathfield.

References

Advertising (1883, September 7). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), p. 9. Retrieved January 25, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13543945

New Congregational Church. (1883, December 4). Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 – 1931), p. 2. Retrieved January 25, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108837691

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