History

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) was a reformation development out of various main line denominations in Australia, beginning in the early 1950’s, and culminating in the institution of the EPC in 1961. It was originally constituted as the Reformed Evangelical Church. The name was changed because it was found that Australian society was not familiar with the term “reformed” in its historical and church connection. Many associated the word with reform or correctional schools for example.

The EPC began in a remarkable way. Groups of earnest Christian people in the states of Tasmania and Queensland, deeply moved in heart and mind, came together from such Churches as the Baptist, Brethren, Salvation Army, Congregational, Anglican, general Presbyterian and Methodist denominations. What caused them to come together, was their grief over the departure from fundamental Christian truths by their respective denominations. There was much spiritual compromise in those denominations. There was a tragic compromise of such truths as the Bible being our only rule of faith and practice; the sinfulness of man; the need of the new birth and faith in Christ, and other essential Protestant and historic Christian beliefs. These beliefs of our Christian mothers and fathers were either being ignored or abandoned by many, especially the leaders of those large denominations.

Congregations

Congregations

Brisbane
Interim ModeratorRev. Mark Shand (Launceston)
Address of Place of WorshipMulti-Purpose Room
Mount Ommaney Special School
94 Capitol Drive
Mount Ommaney, QLD 4074
Worship TimesMorning : 10.00 a.m.
Evening :  5.00 p.m.
Catechism ClassesFridays beginning at 3:40pm
Mid-week MeetingWednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the place of worship
Young Peoples MeetingFridays at 7:30 p.m. at rostered members homes.
Contact Phone Numbers03 6344 9360 (Launceston)
EmailRev. Mark Shand
Launceston
Minister Rev. Mark Shand
Address of Place of Worship 33 Birch Ave.
Newstead. Tas.
Times Morning – 09:30a.m.
Evening –  4:30p.m.
Catechism Classes On Tuesday afternoon, at place of worship, starting at 4.30p.m.  
Mid-week Meeting Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at rostered members homes or at place of worship.
Young Peoples Meeting Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at rostered members homes.
Contact Phone Numbers

03 6343 4979

Email Rev. Mark Shand
Winnaleah
Minister
Address of Place of Worship

Evangelical Presbyterian Church,
Main Street Winnaleah, Tas.
(Opposite swimming pool) 

Times Morning – 11:00a.m.
Evening – 4:30p.m.
Mid-week Meeting Wednesday at 7:30p.m. at member’s homes.
Contact Phone Number

0429 434 978

Email