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St Paul's Anglican Church
St Paul's Anglican Church 06-05-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St Paul's Anglican Church 06-05-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

St Paul's Anglican Church

Samford Valley, QLD 4520

Church Information

Church Name: St Paul's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 12 Mount Samson Rd, Samford Valley QLD 4520, Australia
Suburb: Samford Valley
State: QLD
Postcode: 4520
Foundation Stone Laid: 28-06-1924
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The Foundation Stone of the first church building was laid on 28/6/2018. No formal text is known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: The Bell - gifted by - St Aidan's Anglican Church, Tannymorel - to - St Paul's Anglican Church, Samford - blessed by - The Reverend Nicole Anderson - on 27th March 2016.

Date Opened: 31-08-1924
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


(Extract - Church Website - http://www.stpauls.net.au/history.html)

  • "The first service was held in Samford on Sunday 30th December 1923, possibly in the Farmer's Hall.
  • The tender of £275 for the erection of the timber church building was accepted in April 1924 and the foundation stone was laid on 28th June 1924.
  • St Paul's was dedicated by Bishop Le Fanu on Sunday 31st August 1924.  At that time, the Samford Valley was a rural area with dairy farming and timber as its main industries.
  • For the next 66 years, St Paul's was a rural outpost of the Grovely Parish, and church services were conducted by visiting priests or retired clergy living in the area.
  • The present church building was originally constructed in 1902 at 67 Samford Road Alderley and dedicated to St Mary the Virgin. In 1922 it was moved to the corner of Camborne Street and Glenalva Terrace, Alderley.  The Sanctuary was added in 1958.
  • With the sale of the Camborne Street site in October 1988, this building was generously gifted by the Parish of Enoggera to the Parish of Grovely and removed to Samford.  The original St Paul's Church was retained on the site and converted to use as a hall.
  • St Mary's building was rededicated as St Paul's, Samford on Wednesday 21st December 1988, the feast of St Thomas, Apostle and Martyr, by +John Grindrod, Archbishop of Brisbane and Primate of Australia."

More information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 23/7/2018.





Last Updated: Monday 23rd July, 2018