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Murwillumbah Baptist Church - Former
Murwillumbah Baptist Church - Former 25-04-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Murwillumbah Baptist Church - Former 25-04-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

Murwillumbah Baptist Church - Former

Murwillumbah, NSW 2484

Church Information

Church Name: Murwillumbah Baptist Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Baptist
Street Address: 10 Eveleigh St, Murwillumbah NSW 2484, Australia
Suburb: Murwillumbah
State: NSW
Postcode: 2484
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: 26-11-2017
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


"The first Baptist service was held in the home of Mr. E. D. Cox at Terragon on the South Arm.

During 1916 he [Rev J H Baker] made further visits and held services at Terragon and Uki on South Arm, Tyalgum and Eungella on the Middle Arm, and Limpinwood on the North Arm. Mr Waldock arranged that Mr. Baker from his station at Lismore should make quarterly visits to the Tweed, sixty miles away...

A church of 17 members was formed by Mr Waldock in the home of Mr. W. J. Hannah. Mr Baker made his home at Uki from which township he served his people at 14 preaching stations. Uki on the South Arm had grown in importance after 1910 when Norco established a butter factory there, but it was soon realised that the strategic centre was not Uki but Murwillumbah and Mr Baker moved his family to that town. Murwillumbah, however, was not the centre of the work and the first Baptist building was erected at Limpinwood on the Rous River in 1921. In 1922 a block of land was purchased in Brisbane Street, Murwillumbah, but a building was not erected there until 1932 being opened in November by Rev. C. O. Lundberg from Casino. Ill- health has forced Mr Baker to move in 1922 to Ariah Park.

In 1954 in the midst of discussions to the most appropriate means of extending the building for increased activities, a flood rose 5 feet into the building.

As a result the church and the manse were relocated to Eveleigh Street." (Extract Church Website - http://murwillumbahbaptist.org/history/)

The final service at the Eveleigh Street church was held on 26/11/2017. The Murwillumbah Baptist Church has now merged with The Hub Baptist Church at Tweed Heads. See separate entry.

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 8/7/2018.

Last Updated: Sunday 8th July, 2018