Gospel Hall Melbourne Church is the oldest evangelical Chinese church in Melbourne as well as in the whole of Australia. It originated during the Victorian Gold Rush era and has a history of 147 years. It was the fruit of the Wesley Mission to spread the gospel to Chinese miners. In 1870, a Chinese church was planned and the building was established on July 14.
The first sect of the Methodist (US-Israel Association), Mei Ling started the mission and related ministry in the city centre with Gospel Hall as the base. As the number of Chinese congregations increased after joining the Uniting Church in 1977, the church has since moved its Sunday Worship to Wesley Church on 148 Lonsdale St.
Till this day, Gospel Hall continues to be a place of worship for English congregations, prayer meetings, evangelical workshops etc. at its original birthplace in Chinatown. The church symbolizes the past and present glorious works of God and will remain a blessing for the City of Melbourne.