Hazleden Presbyterian Church - Former
Hazleden Presbyterian Church - Former 28-07-2020 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Hazleden Presbyterian Church - Former 28-07-2020 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

The Hazledean Presbyterian Church - Former

River Ranch, QLD 4680

Church Information

Church Name: The Hazledean Presbyterian Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: River Ranch QLD 4680, Australia
Suburb: River Ranch
State: QLD
Postcode: 4680
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: A plaque on the church building records: The Hazeldean - Presbyterian - Church - Built 1933 ~ Relocated 1991 - Donated by St Andrew's Presbyterian - Church Gladstone.
Date Opened: 15-10-1933
Date Closed: 00-00-1990
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


"The Hazeldean Presbyterian Church was built in 1933 and located on Hazeldean Station, owned by the Farmer family, about 30 kilometres west of Calliope township.

Its construction was due to the initiative and generosity of the Neill-Ballantine family of Galloway Plains out of respect for several of this family who had died, particularly a son Gordon who died in January 1933 at the age of 19....

The first service of worship was held in the Church on Sunday October 15th 1933 when it was dedicated 'To the Glory of God'. The Reverend A M McAllister ...was Minister of Gladstone Parish at the time...

In 1990, with the agreement of district people, it was decided to discontinue services at the Church...

It arrived at the Port Curtis Historical Village.. on January 27th [1991] ...Rev A W  Laurie MBE who was the minister of St Andrew's Gladstone...conducted a Presbyterian Service in the Church on Sunday June 16th 1991, to mark the handover of the building to the Village by the congregation". [Extract from a notice in the Church].

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 18/10/2020.


Last Updated: Sunday 18th October, 2020