Our task is to promote the study of the Uniting Church’s history.

Members of the Society also continue to work as volunteers in the Synod Archives. We organize occasional public lectures on themes of church history. We award a prize to a student of the United Theological College (UTC) for the best oral history project.

The Rev. Simon Hansford Moderator of the Synod of New South Wales and the ACT is the Society Patron.

Dr. Malcolm Prentis, MA, PhD, Dip Tertiary Ed, FRHistS is the Society President.

Any person with an interest in church history is invited to join us. The annual fee is $38 ($32 for pensioners and students). Members will receive the Church Heritage Journal and a Newsletter of the Society. Organisational membership (e.g. church) fees are the same.


The society publishes the Church Heritage Journal twice annually, in March and September. Church Heritage exists to publish articles and review books with particular reference to Congregational, Methodist Presbyterian and Uniting traditions in Australia and the South Pacific.

Professor Malcolm Prentis, MA, PhD, Dip Tertiary Ed, FRHistS is the Journal Editor and can be contacted on malcolm.prentis@acu.edu.au


If you are planning to document and celebrate an anniversary celebration and/or if you want to publish a history about your congregation and require assistance, consider publishing with us. Additional copies of the issue featuring your history can be printed at a very low cost.