South Brisbane Congregational Church - Former - Sold 1970s
South Brisbane Congregational Church - Former unknown date - published in A Century of Witness 1865 - 1965 Hiley & Hiley
South Brisbane Congregational Church - Former unknown date - SLQ Negative No 68329 -

South Brisbane Congregational Church - Former

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Church Information

Church Name: South Brisbane Congregational Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Congregational (Fellowship and Other)
Street Address: 243 Vulture St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Suburb: South Brisbane
State: QLD
Postcode: 4101
Foundation Stone Laid: 01-04-1933
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone of the final Vulture Street building was laid on 1/4/1933 by Rev S Roberts, President, Queensland Congregational Union... The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: 23-07-1894
Date Closed: 07-12-1975


The South Brisbane Congregational Church, began on 9/7/1865, when it held its first service in the Mechanics' Institute, 472 Stanley Street. Its first church building, a timber structure, was erected and opened in Grey Street on 13/1/1867. Unfortunately this timber building was irreparably damaged by flood in February 1893.

A new Congregational church building was erected and opened in Vulture Street on 23/7/1894, but it was destroyed by fire on 16/10/1931. A replacement church building was opened and dedicated on 9/9/1933. It was used by the South Brisbane congregation until it amalgamated with the Mt Gravatt congregation, holding its final service on 7/12/1975. The building was then sold to the St Nicholas Free Serbian Orthodox Church (see separate entry - 4101).

More historical information/photographs of the former Congregational church(es)/congregation(s) are invited. Photographs uploaded 13/5/2021.

Last Updated: Friday 14th May, 2021