Mandurah Congregation is a safe place for all people to worship regardless of race, creed, gender, cultural background or sexual orientation.
For thousands of years Indigenous people have walked in this land, on their own country. Their relationship with the land is at the centre of their lives. We acknowledge the (Bindjareb Noongar) People and their stewardship of this land throughout the ages.
In November 1935, a small congregation met for the first Service in the Capitol Theatre on the corner of Pinjarra Rd and Sutton Street.
Originally, the Minister lived in Pinjarra. An early parishioner, Mrs Nell Hancock recalls on occasions that “the hall had often been used the night before for dancing and so it would be decorated with streamers when we came in to use it”.
By 1940, the Methodist Conference decided to work towards a Church building in Mandurah. Mid 1941 was the time for the opening of the wooden building, which still stands on the corner of Gibson St and Sutton St and is now used as an art and activities centre.
Even with the addition of a back room for the kindergarten in 1952, this Methodist Church eventually became too small and a manse was needed in Mandurah.
This was a time of fundraising. First to pay off a manse and then to purchase the acre block on Pinjarra Road. The Ladies of the Guild were legendary with their jam making prowess which is immortalised in a stained glass window depicting the “stall” under the tree near the original wooden Church. Mandurah Uniting Church moved from the old Church to the current building at 156 Pinjarra Road in 1984.
Our church building is a great place to host some of your activities.
A range of groups and a needlework group regularly use our building.
Our building is also available for “casual/one off” use. Please send your application to use our church building to the Church Council for approval.
You can contact us to find out how to do this.