Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bendigo – White Hills Uniting Church - Victoria - 1853

While on our first trip into the city, we passed these two buildings, so, of course I had to stop and take a picture or two.  I was not able to find any sign which told me anything about the church or hall, however, here they are. 
The cream building is now the church hall, however it may have been the church before the red brick one as built.  As Bendigo has a rather large timber church in the CBD, maybe the timber hall was the church, built before all that gold hit the town!  Who knows?  


Bendigo - View Hill Fellowship - Victoria - C1890 - 1920

This wee church sits on a small hill in the city of Bendigo. 

The sign reads “ View Hill Fellowship – House of True Light. Anglican Diocese of Bendigo. Previously All Saints Old Cathedral.A congregation of  the Church of Bendigo.”

I was not able to determine the date this church was built, however, as the style is similar to many of the older buildings around Bendigo I would hazard a guess at Circa 1890 – 1920s.  It appears the church is now used by the Chinese people of Bendigo.  I was particularly taken with the windows which have an Asian influence in the colour they are painted.