Annual Maintenance Plan 2019 for UCA Heritage Buildings now available

The Annual Maintenance Plan 2019, which is a guide to the ongoing maintenance of Uniting Church heritage properties, is now available. The maintenance plan includes a compendium and checklist, and is to be read in conjunction with the Maintenance, Management and Ministry document.

Last year, Uniting Resources Property Services applied for funds to run heritage workshops and create guidance material for the Uniting Church heritage properties, and wider community heritage properties.

With the funding we received from the New South Wales government’s Heritage Near Me programme, a series of four workshops on maintaining and managing heritage church properties was commissioned by Uniting Resources, part of the Uniting Church in Australia’s Synod of NSW & ACT.

The workshops were developed under the title Maintenance, Management & Ministry: workshops for Uniting Church congregations and presbyteries with heritage-listed buildings.

The workshops were carried out by Hector Abrahams Architects with assistance from Uniting Resources Property Services. Workshop venues were offered by the Uniting Churches in Lyneham, Grafton, Orange & Burwood.

Hector Abrahams Architects produced all the material for this project:

  • Pre Workshop Brochure “Maintenance Management & Ministry
  • Annual Maintenance Plan

In accordance with the Project Plan, four workshops were scheduled in centralised locations such that a large number of congregations could be served by each location. The workshop schedule was:

Lyneham (Canberra) ACT Saturday 16 February 10am-2pm

Grafton NSW Saturday 2 March 10am-2pm

Orange NSW Saturday 16 March 10am-2pm

Burwood NSW Saturday 30 March 10am-2pm


Representatives of 44 heritage-listed churches attended the workshops. In several cases, participants traveled a considerable distance to attend; for example, Deniliquin representatives attended Canberra, the Grafton workshop attracted participants from Ballina, Casino, Bellingen, Coraki and Bangalow, and the Orange workshop hosted participants from Wentworth Falls, Blackheath, Dubbo, Bathurst and Blayney.

Participants from the Presbytery (UCA) level represent an additional 29 heritage listed items.

Total number of heritage items covered: 73


Churches represented at workshops

Anglican Diocese of Grafton (includes multiple heritage items; total number not ascertained)

*Adamstown Uniting Church

*Ballina Uniting Church

*Bangalow Uniting Church

*Bathurst City Uniting Church

*Bathurst Presbyterian

*Bellingen Uniting Church

*Blackheath Uniting Church

*Blayney Community Baptist

*Blayney Presbyterian Church

*Blayney Uniting Church

*Brunkerville Uniting Church

*Burwood-Croydon Uniting Church

*Camperdown-Stanmore Community Church

*Casino Anglican Church

*Cecil Gribble Tongan Congregation Dee Why

*Cherrybrook Uniting Church

*Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton

*Concord Uniting Church

*Coraki Catholic Parish

*Cudgegong Cluster Mudgee / Rylstone

*Ebenezer-Pitt Town Uniting Church

*Epping Uniting Church

*Fiveways Killara Uniting Church

*Fiji Parish Uniting Church

*Holroyd Uniting Church

*Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Wentworth Falls

*Hunter Presbytery (representing 6 heritage items not included elsewhere)

*Hurlstone Park Uniting Church

*Mandurama Presbyterian Church

*Marsden Road Uniting Church

*Moorilda Presbyterian Church

*Neville Presbyterian Church

*Newtown Mission

*Orange Uniting Church

*Parramatta Nepean Presbytery (representing 4 heritage items not included elsewhere)

*Pitt St Uniting Church

*Pitt Town Anglican Church

*Rockdale Uniting Church

*St Andrew’s Uniting Church Deniliquin

*St John's Wahroonga Uniting Church

*St Joseph's Catholic Church, Orange

*St Mary's Catholic Church, Casino

*St Ninian’s Uniting Church, Lyneham

*St Stephen's Uniting Church

*Sutherland Uniting Church

*Sydney Central Coast Presbytery (representing 7 heritage items not included elsewhere)

*Sydney Presbytery (representing 12 heritage items not included elsewhere)

*Trunkey Creek Presbyterian Church

*Tuena Presbyterian Church

*Ultimo Uniting Church

*Windsor Uniting Church

*Wollongong Wesley Uniting Church

*Woollahra Uniting Church