The Alice Springs Uniting Church gathers in the John Flynn Memorial Building. John Flynn dreamed of a cathedral within Central Australia where people of all faiths could worship.
After his death, his friends across Australia built one in his memory. It was opened by the Prime Minister in 1956, and its design was a result of a national architectural competition incorporating passive cooling, local and national symbolism in its design. The building is heritage listed and is a part of The Flynn Trail, a self-guided heritage tour in Alice Springs and surrounds.
The Church was originally part of United Church in North Australia an amalgamation of the Congregationalists, the Methodists and Presbyterians. The United Church in Northern Australia became part of the Uniting Church of Australia in 1977 when these churches united across the country.
For more information on Uniting Church history go to History that guides the future – Uniting Church Australia