Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a gabled Arts and Crafts style timber church constructed in 1922 from the designs of the notable Melbourne architect, Gerald W. Vanheems, has significance for Cardinia Shire as a major public building. Externally near original and skilfully designed, the church has architectural significance for its associations with Vanheems,who designed numbers of Roman Catholic buildings throughout Victoria from the turn of the century. Vanheems, with Connelly, was particularly notable for the design in 1937-38 of additions to St. Patrick's Cathedral in East Melbourne.
The church has historical significance as one of the earliest buildings in Gembrook and, with the Ranges Hotel, the former coffee palace and store, adds greatly to the character of the town. The associated Monterey pines also have contributory significance for their type and age.