In June 1910 people in the small rural community of Kinglake, north-east of Melbourne, gathered at a local homestead to celebrate a wedding. Four years later on the other side of the world, Great Britain declared war on Germany and may of the young men present at that Mountain Home wedding enlisted in the first AIF. They fought the Gallipoli peninsula, then in France and Belgium. By 1918 all their families had been touched by that war. They decided to build a memorial church, a much-needed place to practice their faith and to remember those they had lost.