Manningham Uniting Church (MUC) is redeveloping its Templestowe site to create a new Manningham Uniting Church & Community Centre. The purpose of this new MUC & Community Centre is to be a truly inclusive, welcoming, safe place where people can be who they are, find connection, discover meaning, offer their experiences and learn from others. It welcomes the community as equal partners in the daily sharing of its spaces and is to be a place offering options for positive and meaningful interactions across generations.
The centre offers numerous flexible spaces and will actively strive to encompass broad participation of diverse members and cohorts of the local community (individuals, groups, not-for-profits, business). This MUC & Community Centre will connect with two existing heritage listed spaces – a 1895 timber church and a 1962 brick church.
The centre stretches from Atkinson Street through to Wood Street with a drive and walk through access way along its western boundary.
MUC acknowledges that the site is on Wurundjeri land and wishes to emphasise this with some prominent Indigenous art. We very much wish to encourage more dialogue with the Wurundjeri people in our new building and create opportunity to listen to story.