Charters Towers Church of Christ - Former
Charters Towers Church of Christ - Former 00-00-1966 - Heritage Branch Staff - See Note.
Charters Towers Church of Christ - Former 15-06-1930 - Robenson and Barrett, Art Photographers - S

Charters Towers Church of Christ - Former

Charters Towers City, QLD 4820

Church Information

Church Name: Charters Towers Church of Christ - Former
Church Previous Name: German Church/St Johanne's Lutheran Church
Denomination: Churches of Christ
Street Address: 25 Anne St, Charters Towers City QLD 4820, Australia
Suburb: Charters Towers City
State: QLD
Postcode: 4820
Foundation Stone Laid: 05-12-1885
Foundation Stone Notes: The foundation stone was laid on 5/12/1885 for the Lutheran Church. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 00-03-1886
Date Closed: unknown


This former Charters Towers Church of Christ is now closed, and the property sold. It was originally a Lutheran Church building.

The founder of the original Lutheran congregation was Mr Christian Paradies who contributed to the building cost. Mr Carl Riederich donated the land and other costs. It was built for the Lutherans in Charters Towers gold mining heyday. The cornerstone was laid in 1885 and the church was completed and opened in March 1886. The church declined during the war and was purchased by the Churches of Christ in Septemeber 1915. For a time it was also used by the Charters Towers Baptist Church, until it moved to 40 Hodgkinson Street, Charters Towers. More historical information/photographs of the former church(es)/congregation(s) are invited. Photographs uploaded 26/04/2016 & 19/10/2020.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Heritage branch staff - State of Queensland: Queensland Heritage Register: Church of Christ, Charters Towers (1996), CC BY 3.0,

Note: Photograph attribution.source - By Contributor(s): Robenson and Barrett, Art Photographers, Charters Towers - Item is held by John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland., Public Domain,

Last Updated: Monday 19th October, 2020