Brisbane's Historic Churches

A series of newspaper articles from 1904 & 1905 in the Brisbane Courier newspaper.

Back in 1904/5, a series of 16 articles were published in the Brisbane Courier on Brisbane's Historic Churches. The exact criteria for appearing in the list is unclear - they are all in the CBD or inner suburbs but St Andrew's Presbyterian is in the list but was only newly built. Whatever .
As some of Brisbane's largest and longest operating churches are in the list (some but not all are still with us today), many of your Brisbane forebears may have hatched, matched or dispatched from these churches and therefore you may be interested to know a little more about them. To that end, I have created a list in Trove:

which has links to all 16 articles. Note that due to digitisation problems in Trove, a single "article" as it appeared in the newspaper may appear
split over many Trove "articles" (some of which may include extraneous material). However, I hope I have now captured all the pieces of the
original articles for your edification and entertainment.
The churches included were:

I. All Saints Anglican, 1 Wickham Terrace (corner Ann Street), Brisbane

II. St Mary's Anglican Kangaroo Point , 455 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

III. St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral, 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

IV. Albert Street Methodist, corner of Ann and Albert Streets, Brisbane

V. Wharf Street Congregational, corner of Wharf and Adelaide Streets, Brisbane (demolished late 1920s)

VI. St Pauls Presbyterian Spring Hill, 43 St. Paul's Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane

VII. Park Presbyterian South Brisbane, corner of Glenelg and Cordelia Streets, South Brisbane

VIII. St Andrews C of E South Brisbane, 160 Vulture St, South Brisbane

IX. Trinity Anglican Fortitude Valley, 141 Brookes St, Fortitude Valley

X. St Patricks Catholic Fortitude Valley, 58 Morgan St,Fortitude Valley

XI. Hebrew Synagogue, 98 Margaret Street, Brisbane

XII. Lutheran churches (a number covered), including St Andreas' (now St Andrew's), 45 Wickham Terrace (corner of Ann and Wharf Streets)

XIII. Lutheran churches (more of them), including Nazareth Lutheran Church, 12 Hawthorne Street, Woolloongabba (newer church building on the site today)

XIV. St Andrews Presbyterian Brisbane, corner of Ann and Creek Streets, Brisbane

XV. Baptist Tabernacle, 163 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane

XVI. Wesley Church Kangaroo Point, 46 Linton Street, Kangaroo Point

Note the roman numbering is used because that's what the original newspaper article used.

Note many of the articles need text correction, so if you can spare a few minutes, why not correct the text and making searching for this article much easier as a result.



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