Building Project update

Building Project update

Pedestrian access between Wood Street and Atkinson Street

In 2015 Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) embarked on a journey to explore the redevelopment of one or more of its sites to better serve the needs of the community. The Templestowe site, between Atkinson Street and Wood Street, was chosen and after much planning and preparation the project is set to start in August. Together with diverse and flexible worship spaces, the new MUC community building will assist as a gathering and meeting place, and as a base from which…

Updated – building plans

The building and landscape of the new church and community facility has been taking shape with some alterations to the plans uploaded previously. Please find now the updated plans for the Manningham Uniting Church building project.

Vision and Hopes

Some of the vision and hopes for the new development at Templestowe are: a place where it is evident that visitors, guests, volunteers, staff and church members are welcome, highly valued and well catered for. an inspiring place, both by design and in its daily operation that ensures sustainability is paramount and the development is environmentally responsible and resource efficient. to recognise the traditional owners of the land, valuing the first peoples’ history and stewardship of the land. a place…

How we got here – The story so far

In 2015 Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) embarked on a journey to explore opportunities to consolidate its activities and sustainably better serve the needs of the community. Throughout this process discussions were held with church members, local residents, Manningham City Council and local agencies to establish how a consolidated facility might serve the people living, working and worshiping in the area. The outcome of the exploration process, which was endorsed by the MUC congregation in early 2016, concluded: the Atkinson Street…

Manningham Uniting ready for next chapter

As reported by Uniting Church in Australia publication, Crosslight, Mar 16, 2018 As Manningham Uniting Church marked the closure of one of its church sites, the congregation is already planning ahead for the next part of their ‘grand adventure’. In mid-March, congregation members from all four Manningham UC sites gathered together for the final service at the Anderson Creek Road church in Doncaster East.  More than 200 people attended the thanksgiving service, which was part of a weekend of activities…