The High Street Road Uniting Church, a member church of
the Presbytery of Port Phillip East, is situated in Mount Waverley, at Melway
Ref.61 G12, some 20km from the Melbourne Central Business District. It
is located in a residential area at the top of a hill on a major road.
The church has only one preaching place but offers two morning services
and one evening service each Sunday. There is also a second property, in
Larch Crescent, Syndal (Melway Ref.61 J11) where the church offers support
for residents of a retirement village of 31 units. This is now the
Yernga campus of the Strathdon Community. There are four en-tous-cas tennis
courts on the property used by the Church Tennis Club.
The High Street Road Uniting Church was formed in 1974,
three and a half years before Union, from the High Street Road Methodist
Church, whose property is now used for worship, and the Syndal Presbyterian
Church, whose property has been converted to the retirement village,
Yernga.. Yernga is located in
Larch Crescent, Syndal (Melway Ref.61 J11) and has 31 units, it is now the
Yernga campus of the Strathdon Community. Our church continues to offer support
for residents at Yernga. There are four en-tous-cas tennis
courts on the Larch Crescent property which are used by the Church Tennis Club.
the Methodist Church was established in 1887 many of the members of the
present congregation arrived during the 1950's and 60's as a result of
subdivisions of extensive market gardens. For many years there was little
movement of people into or out of the area and the average age of church
members continues to grow. In recent times, however, particularly since the subdivision
of Government school properties, young families have begun moving into
the area and present a new challenge and opportunity for the Church.
High Street Road Uniting Church as a member Parish of The
Uniting Church in Australia is a church within the Evangelical and Reformed
traditions confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and existing to worship Christ
and bear witness to His kingdom in the world. The church seeks to maintain
a creative tension between evangelical zeal, concern for the underprivileged
and the nurture of the whole person.
Our Church membership is 250 in 2013.
Our current Ministry team includes the following Minsiters of the Word:
Rev Julie Ross, full time, appointed January 2009.
Rev Scott Finlay, part time, appointed July 2013
Rev Graeme Warne, Minister in Association.
Rev Bill Perry, Minister in Association.
Recent past Ministers were:
Rev Graeme Warne, Oct 2007-Jan 2009, Jul 2005 - Dec 2006
Rev Bill Perry, Jan 2007-Oct 2007, Oct 2003 - Jul 2005
Rev Ojitha Goonetilleke, Feb 1999 - Mar 2007
A major refurbishment of the buildings was completed early