Central Baptist Church - Former
Central Baptist Church - Former 02-05-2014 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Central Baptist Church - Former - Memorial Gate 02-05-2014 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

Central Baptist Church - Former

Ipswich, QLD 4305

Church Information

Church Name: Central Baptist Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Ipswich Baptist Church
Denomination: Baptist
Street Address: 188 Brisbane St, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia
Suburb: Ipswich
State: QLD
Postcode: 4305
Foundation Stone Laid: 11-12-1876
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid on 11/12/1876 by Mr E Gregory, with the Rev J Staughen presiding. The formal text of the fundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque by Ipswich City Council  records: Heritage Place - Ipswich Baptist Church - Constructed in 1876 this Gothic style building is the oldest - Baptist Church in Queensland. The front of the church was - altered in 1938, when according to a newspaper report it - was 'modernised with futuristic perpendicular architecture'.

Date Opened: 17-06-1877
Date Closed: unknown
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The former Central Baptist Church, Ipswich property is now privately owned. When it was built in 1877 it was only the second Baptist Church in Queensland. The Memorial Gate was erected in 1954. Over the years a number of alterations and additions were carried out. It was sold by the Baptist Church in 2004. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 22/7/2018.
Last Updated: Monday 23rd July, 2018