The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now the Uniting Church, is included on the Victorian Heritage Register (H0962) as a place of State significance. Please refer to the VHR citation for the statement of significance. The local statement of significance is as follows:
The Uniting Church, formerly the second Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, is of state historical and architectural significance. It is a rare example of uncoursed irregular bluestone construction in Melbourne and it is one of the an earliest churches on Melbourne's vital northern route, Sydney Road. This significance is enhanced by its association with an important architect, T J Crouch, and by its position within the surviving 19th century Wesleyan Methodist complex.
UNITING CHURCH (SECOND WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL) - Physical Description 1
The Uniting Church is a simple Gothic Revival Building of rare randomly laid bluestone, the mortar joints of which have been repointed in a grey-blue colour. The church has a gabled slate roof topped by a neon-lit white cross at the western end. The western end is dominated by a large portal arch with rendered dressings and flanked by pinnacles. Embraced by this arch are three smaller arched windows, with non-original amber glazing. There is one stained glass window on the south side, and four on the north.
The rendered dressings have been painted white.
Key Architectural Elements: random coursed bluestone Gothic Revival Church with gabled slate roof
rendered dressings to windows, parapets and buttresses
Conservation Guidelines: remove paint from rendered dressings
reinstate original glazing
remove neon-lit cross from west gable apex
remove coloured surface treatment from mortar joints in bluestone
Principal Historic Themes: establishment of permanent places of worship
19th and early 20th century retailing