Toorak Uniting Church
Toorak Uniting Church
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We welcome all people irrespective of race, religion, political views, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or age. Wherever you are on your faith journey, wherever you have come from and wherever you are going to; whatever you believe, whatever you do not believe, you are welcome here at TUC. Toorak Uniting welcomes all couples – including same-sex – who would like to marry in our historic and beautiful Christian church. Our Church is open from 9am–4pm weekdays for prayer, meditation and contemplation. Feel free to take some time out in this wonderful space. If the spirit moves you, take the self-guided tour of our beautiful stained glass windows – tour booklets are at the rear of the church.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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massimoMelbourne
Melbourne70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
It's a beautiful old Toorak Church although I wouldn't be coming to visit it as a landmark as such but if you are looking for a friendly Church to attend a service it is a nice place to go with a welcoming and intelligent minister and welcoming congregation.
Written 19 July 2017
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
This church would receive 5 stars just for its architecture. But it's so much more than a beautiful old church. The Kinross arts centre is worth a visit all on its own. The manse cafe is a nice spot to have a coffee. The choir is another highlight.
Written 13 August 2016
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Alys-Schatzi
Melbourne, Australia902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
This church is worthwhile visiting for a number of reasons, including: its architecture, its pipe organ, and the exhibitions in its arts centre. Presbyterians from Scotland and Northern Ireland background built houses in the suburbs of Toorak and Malvern as they prospered in the second half of the 19th century. The Presbyterian church in Toorak was established in 1875, with its handsome stone church building (now the Toorak Uniting Church) opened in 1876. The architect was the prominent Joseph Reed. The church's spire was completed in 1878. Toorak Uniting is a big broad church (there were extensions in 1889 and more modifications during the 20th century) with nice timberwork and stained glass. The pipe organ is used for special recitals once in a while as well as for regular worship services. Services also feature a choir and, sometimes, a hand bell choir.
Behind the church building you'll find another old building. It is called Kinross House these days. It used to be the manse (clergyman's residence) and is now used as an arts centre. There is a program of exhibitions, the artists who rent studios in the building sometimes host events, and there are also occasional poetry readings. The building also contains a café, the Manse Café.
Over the years I've been to a few exhibitions: of paintings, jewellery etc. Each year I watch out for the exhibition by icon painters. Sometimes the exhibition has been so large that it has filled the church. There are several schools of icon painting in Melbourne, and the Uniting Church has connections with some of the groups who are active in this activity where artistry and spirituality overlap. Most work I've seen has been in the Byzantine tradition, but you may be lucky enough to see work drawing on other traditions e.g. Ethiopian.
Written 19 May 2016
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