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St Peter's Catholic Church - Former
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St Peter's Catholic Church - Former

Grandchester, QLD 4340

Church Information

Church Name: St Peter's Catholic Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: George St & Symes St, Grandchester QLD 4340, Australia
Suburb: Grandchester
State: QLD
Postcode: 4340
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: Heritage Plaque - St Peters Catholic Church - An initiative of Ipswich City Council - Many Catholic families came to Grandchester during the - construction of Queensland's first railway line and some - remaided to take up land in the district Consequently. - Father Andrew Horan of Ipswich invited Archbishop Dunne - to officially open and bless the present church in - Grandchester on 4 November 1894. The building is of - simple Gothic design and was constructed by - Mr J Madden of Ipswich.

A plaque on a rock beside the church records: Donated by - The Frank Doonan Family of Grandchester - in memory of - Pioneer Pastors and Parishioners - on the occasion of - the Centenary of St Peter's Church. - 1894  ~  1994.

Date Opened: 04-11-1894
Date Closed: unknown
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St Peter's was built on the site of the OLd Jockey Club Inn, in 1894 by James Madden, to a design by Ipswich architect Henry Wyman.

It was officially opened and blessed on 4/11/1894 by Archbishop Dunne, who had officiated at the request of Father Andrew Horan of Ipswich.

No other details are known about the former St Peter's Catholic Church, Grandchester. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 24/2/2018.

Last Updated: Wednesday 13th March, 2019