The first regular service of the Presbyterian parish was held on the 1st November, 1885 and for three years services were conducted by home missionaries. On Wednesday, 1st December, 1875, Neil Jamieson and a group of Scottish settlers met during a public meeting to consider what steps should be taken to secure a minister for the Presbyterian congregation at Corowa.
A site for the church had been originally been purchased in Sanger Street, however this site was recognised as unsuitable and as a result the site in Queen Street was purchased in 1892. Rev. J. Steele was the catalyst to erect a building, which was to be known as a school hall and to be used temporarily. Temporary at that time meant a duration of 40 years. On August 13th, 1895 the foundation stone was laid as to what is today known as the St Andrews Church hall. The building was thus opened in November 1895.
Being only a temporary church, plans for a more permanent church building had started progressing and a foundation stone was laid on the 20th April 1934. The church was opened by the moderator of Wagga Wagga Presbytery, Rev. K. W. Burton on Friday 28th September 1934 before a congregation of more than 300 people. Other current centres within the Corowa parish consist of Balldale, Coreen and Ringwood.
In 2010, St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Corowa celebrated in style its 125th anniversary with a week of celebrations including a Men’s Breakfast, a Ladies Morning Tea, an Op Shop Fashion Parade and a Masterchef nite with the Rev. Ian Smith, Principal of the Presbyterian Theological Centre, Sydney visiting and presenting the bible teaching for the Sunday service.
All historical information is taken from the publication, “On Church Hill – Corowa Presbyterian Parish 1885-1985”