Our History

Our History

In 1970 Rev. David Cross moved to the eastern suburbs of Perth and began a Bible study. This became Westminster Presbyterian Church Maida Vale. The church’s first worship service was held in Caversham Hall on 6 December, 1970. Only seven people attended the first service but the church grew rapidly. Our first ruling elders were Andrew Priddle, Clem White and Paul Winterflood.

The congregation continued to develop, worshipping in Koongamia and then the Maida Vale Primary School. In 1981 a block of land across Kalamunda Road was purchased. The following year the church moved into the building it is still using as our place for worship.

After a few years, Rev. Cross moved to another suburb and began a new congregation and WPCMV called its first pastor. In 1982 our church joined with others to form the Westminster Presbyterian Church. This denomination now has ministries in ACT, New South Wales and Queensland as well as Western Australia. There is strength in belonging to a larger body of believers with common commitments and understanding of what God has revealed. From the beginning, the Westminster Confession of Faith has been our doctrinal standard and we have been led by elders who were called by God to shepherd His flock. In 2006 Rev. Roger Palmer became our seventh pastor.