Sunday, 5 January 2014

UNITING CHURCH, CANTERBURY

The Canterbury Uniting Church on Balwyn Rd was built in 1890, and interestingly, the main internal structure resembles a cross in its layout. The building features red brick, exposed beams, a bell tower and stained glass windows. The current congregation has been worshipping here since 1991, and there is also a worship centre in Ringwood.

Members of the church play an active role in the community.  The Pastoral Care Group runs services at local nursing homes and holds luncheons for the elderly. As well as contributing to worship at the weekly Sunday services, the church choir also sings at community events such as the Canterbury Garden Carols. The youth group, too, performs at various events, such as fundraisers for members of the community, and cultural and sporting occasions.

It should be noted that union of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches was realised in 1977, and since then all previous churches operating under these sectarian names became known as Uniting Churches. Unfortunately, the church was closed when we visited so I could not get any photos of the interior.

This post is part of the inSPIREd Sunday meme.




8 comments:

  1. awesome architecture, I always need to say I love the brick it is always so picturesque.

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  2. I love the colour of the brick/stone. Beautiful picture.

    Beneath Thy Feet

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  3. amazing brick work. just a lovely around. those bushes are amazing. wonder how they stand so tall? guess no kids jumping on them. ( :
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  4. Nice to see how much texture can be achieved with the different color bricks. :)

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  5. Excellent choice for the meme, Nick!
    «Louis» posted this community church in Cloverdale, California on one of his trips up U.S. Highway 101.

    Check his blog on Tuesday - he will have another in his series on the cars of Australia.

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