The Mount Macedon Presbyterian Church was established in 1863, becoming the Uniting Church with union in 1977. The stone church was built in 1874 and continued in use until it was destroyed in the Ash Wednesday bushfires on February16th, 1983. All that remained was the stone walls of the church. The church was rebuilt as closely as possible to the original using photos and people's memories.
The church as it is today was opened on April 8th 1984.
Our church is the only church now "on the mount" and is considered a community icon. Its old world charm makes it very popular for weddings.
Mount Macedon Uniting Church strives to extend God's mission in the world by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, nurturing the faith of followers of Christ, living justly and pursuing God's mission in our community in partnership.
Visitors are always welcomed and invited to enjoy morning tea and chatting afterwards.
Combined services are held with other congregations, usually when there is a 5th Sunday in the month.
Special Easter and Christmas services are held at those seasons.
Other special services, such as Blessing of the Animals, are also held.
Lenten and Advent studies are held most years.
The church is also available for private prayer, baptism, funerals and weddings by arrangement.
Mount Macedon is an area of high fire risk. It is important to be aware of our policy for our worship, ceremonies and meetings on high risk days.
No services or activities will be held (including Worship, Weddings, Thistle Club and Men’s Group) on days classed as Extreme or Code Red in the Central Region.
We presently do not have a minister in placement in our congregation. However, we have a good roster of retired ministers and a very competent group of visiting ministers and congregational lay preachers and lay members who lead services.
Elders and lay members also contribute to services and serve and support the congregation
The Thistle Club is a women’s fellowship which meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday, except January. Ladies also attend from other congregations and denominations. The Thistle Club supports many missional programs, especially Uniting Lentara, Gisborne and Kyneton Food Banks and Gisborne Secondary College chaplaincy.
The Men’s Club is an informal ecumenical fellowship which draws membership from outside the congregation as well and meets monthly, except January, on the first Tuesday.
Many members are involved in outreach and other community programs.
Photos by courtesy of Smith + Archer
Our fine Gothic Revival-style stone church covered by an spectacular Boston Creeper is a very popular wedding venue. It is large enough for up to around 80 guests.
Flexible options are available for arranging a memorable marriage ceremony. Fees start from $600 for use of the church.
In the event that a wedding day is declared to be an Extreme or Code Red fire risk in the Central Region, and the ceremony cannot be held in Mount Macedon, arrangements are in place to transfer the ceremony to the Gisborne Uniting Church if the couple wish to proceed that day.
Refer to Contact page to make inquires.