Wynnum Christian Community Church
Wynnum Christian Community Church 00-00-1963 - Jill Greenhill - WMHS - Newsletter No 41 April 2012
Wynnum Christian Community Church - Earlier Church Building 00-00-1963 - Jill Greenhill - WMHS - Newsletter No 41 April 2012

Wynnum Christian Community Church

Manly West, QLD 4179

Church Information

Church Name: Wynnum Christian Community Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Christian Community Churches of Australia
Street Address: 161 Preston Rd, Manly West QLD 4179, Australia
Suburb: Manly West
State: QLD
Postcode: 4179
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 27-04-1963
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Wynnum Christian Community Church, formerly: "The Wynnum Assembly - Assembly Testimony commenced at Wynnum in 1895 in the holiday home of Mr & Mrs Charles Payne who met with Mr & Mrs David Craig. David was the Station Master at Manly (or Lindum).

In 1897, Hugh Irvine moved his business from Bulimba to Bay Terrace, Wynnum and a small gathering of the Saints commenced in Mr Irvine's home above the shop. Those attending included Mr & Mrs H Irvine, sons Sam and Bert, Miss Sarah Irvine, (later to marry Arthur Payne) and Mr & Mrs David Craig.

As more people attended, the meeting was moved to the back of a shop belonging to a Presbyterian lady on the site of the Bank of New South Wales (now Westpac site). The next move was to the Gordon Club in Florence Street and meetings continued until 1918, when a move was made to the the School of Arts in Bay Terrace. 

In 1924 a piece of land was purchased in Clara Street and a Gospel Hall was built. There were 114 persons in the Fellowship.

Sunday School for the children was conducted under the house of Mr F Walsh and in the garage of Mr Lew Abraham of Wynnum North. This led to the thought of another Gospel Hall at Wynnum North and in 1960 a Hall was completed. Another hall opened in Gumdale in 1963.

When the church was considering building a new hall, during the lightening development in Wynnum, the property at Preston Road came up with a larger area of land and was purchased in 1960.

In 1962 the old wooden Hall was moved to the Preston Road property. The new brick Hall, capable of seating 400 persons was officially opened on 27 April 1963 by Mr Enoch Coppin - the New Zealand Evengelist and Bible Teacher.

Wynnum Herald Wed 1 May 1963 reports on the : 'Official opening of the new building in Preston Road. 450 persons present. The old wooden church building behind the hall was moved bodily from Clara Street and has been used until the opening of the new hall. Now the hall will be used for Youth activities. There are four Sunday Schools, at Manly, Lota, Gumdale and Preston Road." (Wynnum Manly Historical Society Inc, Newsletter No 41 (ISSN 1835-8500) April 2012 - By Jill Greenhill, p7).

No other details are known about the Wynnum Christian Community Church, Manly West. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/3/2019.

Last Updated: Sunday 17th March, 2019