Toowoomba Church of Christ - Former
Toowoomba Church of Christ - Former 30-12-2015 - John Huth,  Wilston,  Brisbane
Church of Christ Toowoomba - Former 30-12-2015 - John Huth,   Wilston,   Brisbane

Toowoomba Church of Christ - Former

Toowoomba City, QLD 4350

Church Information

Church Name: Toowoomba Church of Christ - Former
Church Previous Name: Toowoomba Congregational Church
Denomination: Churches of Christ
Street Address: 133 Margaret St, Toowoomba City QLD 4350, Australia
Suburb: Toowoomba City
State: QLD
Postcode: 4350
Foundation Stone Laid: 24-06-1903
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque recording the development time line of the former church building records: 

  • 1889 ~ Demolition of Congregational Church at corner of Margaret and Neil Streets and re-erection on present site...
  • 1903 ~ 24th June foundation stone was laid by the State Treasurer, Mr J B Cribb
  • 1904 ~ 16th April, 1904 completed building was opened
  • 1919 ~ Financial difficulties forced the Congregational Church to dispose of the building and the last service was held on Sunday 7th December 1919
  • 1919/20 ~ Building passed to the Committee of the Toowoomba Trade and Labour Council who opened it as a Trades Hall
  • 1929 ~ Building sold to the Church of Christ and first service held on Sunday 7th April, 1929...
  • 1980s ~ Church vacated by the Church of Christ (exact date unknown)
  • 1994 ~ The former Church of Christ [building] is purchased by local business...

A plaque in 2015 records: The Church of Christ Building - 133 Margaret St. Toowoomba - The original Church of Christ building ...was constructed ... on this site in 1904. - In 2015 the church was restored and adapted for re-use as the entrance lobby of a new hotel...

Date Opened: 07-04-1929
Date Closed: unknown


This former Toowoomba Church of Christ building is now privately owned. It was origilally erected for the Toowoomba Congregational Church. It was opened on 16/4/1904 by the Rev H C George, President of the Queensland Congregational Union. The minister was the Rev J M Bayley. The final Congregational Church service was held on 7/12/1919. It was later acquired by the Toowoomba Church of Christ, who held their first service on 7/4/1929. It was used by the Toowoomba Church of Christ until the 1980s. No other details are known about this former Church. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 04/03/2016 & 13/3/2020.
Last Updated: Saturday 14th March, 2020