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Bulimba Uniting Church
Bulimba Uniting Church 28-07-2019 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Bulimba Uniting Church 28-07-2019 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

Bulimba Uniting Church

Bulimba, QLD 4171

Church Information

Church Name: Bulimba Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: Bulimba Primitive Methodist Church
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 216 Oxford St, Bulimba QLD 4171, Australia
Suburb: Bulimba
State: QLD
Postcode: 4171
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

A tablet records: 1883 In Memoriam 1937 - Thomas Riding - Teacher & Superintendent - 56 years a local preacher - "Prove all things; Hold fast - that which is good."

A tablet records: In Memoriam - Walter Boone Henderson - 11th Machine Gun Company A I F - Died of wounds in France - 25th August 1918 - Aged 22 years.

A plaque on the memorial wall in the garden records: This memorial wall was dedicated by the Reverend Michael Veary on Good Friday 21 April 2000, on the 134th anniversay of this church, in memory of the past members of the Bulimba and Hawthorne Uniting Churches who first established a church in this area in 1866. - The construction of this wall was made possible by the bequest of John Sydney Pegg, -  24 March 1908 ~ 1 June 1996.

A plaque in the garden records: This rose, 'Gift of Grace', the Uniting Church rose - was planted by the - Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod - Reverend David Baker - on 12 June 2016 to commemorate the - 150th anniversary of the Bulimba Uniting Church.

Date Opened: 30-03-1866
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Bulimba Uniting Church. The church originally opened as the Primitive Methodist Church in 1866. It was the first church built in the Bulimba district and, with the front extensions completed in 1926, has served as a focus for community worship for 145 years...

William Thorpe Riding donated the land on which the Uniting Church now stands as a site for a church. William Thorpe Riding and his wife, who both died in 1877 are buried in the grounds of the church...The original rear part of the church were opened on Good Friday, 30 March 1866. Good Friday was not regarded by the congregation as a day of worship so the opening ceremony was held as a meeting. Mr W Payne presided at the meeting which was also attended by Rev Joseph Buckle, who held the first services in the district...(see  https://www.bulimbaunitingchurch.org.au/?page_id=27 for full article).

For the sixtieth anniversary in 1926 a large two storeyed building was erected in front of the original church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/10/2016 & 24/9/2019.

Last Updated: Tuesday 24th September, 2019