Peninsula Essence November 2020

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By Cameron McCullough Photos Yanni


t has been a project of meticulous work and attention to detail, but Mornington Peninsula builder Stephen Foster has put the finishing touches to the restoration of a piece of history.

“It was sold off and locked up nearly 20 years ago. But before that, it used to be an integral part of Moorooduc’s history, serving not only as a church, but the township's first school.

The church in Moorooduc, built bu the Presbyterians in 1863, has been restored to its former glory.

“There are a lot of people who have lived in the area all their lives, that had parents who got married in this church or they got christened here, so it’s a really important thing to the people.”

“There would only be a few buildings older than this on the whole of the peninsula,” said Stephen.

After it was sold off, no maintenance was done on the old church and it fell into a state of disrepair.

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