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St Columba's Presbyterian Church

St Columba's Presbyterian Church, pictured in 2014

32°00′06″S 115°45′48″E / 32.0018°S 115.7634°E / -32.0018; 115.7634Coordinates: 32°00′06″S 115°45′48″E / 32.0018°S 115.7634°E / -32.0018; 115.7634
Location Venn and Keane Street, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Country Australia
Denomination Presbyterian
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Founded 1909 (1909T20)
Founder(s) F. A. Moseley, Esq. JP
Status Church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Louis Bowser Cumpston
Architectural type Church
Minister(s) Rev. Dr. Kwangho Song
Type State Registered Place
Designated 28 June 1996
Reference no. 1927

St Columba's Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian church at the corner of Venn and Keane streets in Peppermint Grove, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, Australia.


Plaque for St Columba's Presbyterian Church in Peppermint Grove, Western Australia.
Plaque on the front wall of the church

The suburb of Peppermint Grove was originally predominantly Scottish, and thus Presbyterian. An earlier building, called the St Columba's Presbyterian Church Hall, was built on Venn Street in 1896. It was the first church building in Peppermint Grove and also acted as the only school in the neighbourhood until the construction of the Cottesloe State School.

A few years later, land on the corner of Venn and Keane Streets was donated by Alexander Forrest (1849–1901) to build the current church building. It was designed by architect Louis Bowser Cumpston (1865-1931).

Construction began on 20 November 1909, when the first stone was laid by F. A. Moseley. A foundation stone on the front wall of the church building reads, "This foundation stone of St Columba's church was laid by F.A. Moseley E.s.q. J.P. on the 20th November 1909 'To the Glory of God.'"

Worship services

Worship services take place every Sunday at 10am. The current Minister is the Rev. Dr. Kwangho Song.

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