Gladstone Methodist Church - Former
Gladstone Methodist Church - Former 00-06-2021 - Bright Real Estate -
Gladstone Methodist Church - Former 00-06-2021 - Bright Real Estate -

Gladstone Methodist Church - Former

Gladstone, SA 5473

Church Information

Church Name: Gladstone Methodist Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Gladstone Bible Christian Chapel
Denomination: Methodist (Wesleyan and Other)
Street Address: 32 High St, Gladstone SA 5473, Australia
Suburb: Gladstone
State: SA
Postcode: 5473
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

A heritage plaque records: Building work commenced on the Gladstone Bible Christian Chapej under the direction of Rev John Dingle in 1875. The chapel was opened on Sunday 28th May 1876. - The cost was 550 [pounds] with 194 [pounds] being raised at the time of the opening, including opening day collection of 38 [pounds]. It was reported the chapel would be forty feet long by twenty-five feet wide and would  accommodate 150 people. - On January 1st 1900, there was a union between the Bible Christian, Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist Churches in South Australia. When achieved nationally in 1902 it became known as the Methodist Church of Australia. - The Bible Christian Chapel building became the home of the Methodist Sunday School until early 1919 when an earthquake shook the town, causing the ceiling to collapse and damage to the organ and seating. - On May 10th 1919 the building was purchased by the Gladstone Masonic Lodge for 200 [pounds]. - The lodge continued to use the building until the local branch (chapter 7) was closed in 1988. - The building is now privately owned...

Date Opened: 28-05-1876
Date Closed: 00-00-1919


The former Gladstone Methodist Church, closed in 1919 after earthquake damage, and the property was sold. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 7/6/2021.
Last Updated: Monday 7th June, 2021