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St Peter's Anglican Church - Former
St Peter's Anglican Church - Former 31-12-2018 - realestate.com.au
St Peter's Anglican Church - Former 31-12-2018 - realestate.com.au

St Peter's Anglican Church - Former

Proston, QLD 4613

Church Information

Church Name: St Peter's Anglican Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Shepherd Memorial Church of St Peter
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 26 Wondai Rd, Proston QLD 4613, Australia
Suburb: Proston
State: QLD
Postcode: 4613
Foundation Stone Laid: 30-05-1937
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: A M D G - The foundation stone of this church - whose erection was made possible by - the munificence of the Late - Charles Shepherd - was laid on May 30th 1937 by - The Most Rev J W C Wand DD - Archbishop of Brisbane - Rev A S Dence ~ Vicar - A L Andersen, R McNamara ~ Church Wardens.

A heritage plaque records: Proston Heritage Trail - St Peter's Anglican Church - Built with a bequest from Charles Shepherd - opened and consecrated on 3 July 1958 - designed in the interwar romanesque style it is an - outstanding example of church design for its - period and location. The massing and high quality - brickwork are features of the design which show - European Scandinavian influences. The church - also significant for the way it was designed for - the climate through the use of an unusual - ventilation system - Architects Fowell, McConnell and Mansfield in - association with Lucas and Cummings - Entered in the Register of the National Estate - 30.05.1995.

Date Opened: 04-07-1938
Date Closed: 00-11-2015
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former St Peter's Anglican Church, Poston property was deconsecrated in November 2015, and is now listed for sale. It was built in 1936 with the support of a generous bequest from Charles Shepherd, owner of the cattle property, "Ashton".  It was dedicated by Archbishop Wand on 4/7/1938.

The Tingoora Anglican Church was moved to Proston in 1969 to become the Church Hall.

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 31/12/2018.

For more of the St Peter's Anglican Church story see - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherd_Memorial_Church_of_St_Peter,_Proston

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Mattinbgn (talk · contribs) - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65146004

Last Updated: Thursday 3rd January, 2019