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Peace Lutheran Church - Former - ex-army Hall
Peace Lutheran Church - Former - Hall 08-03-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.
Peace Lutheran Church - Former - Hall 08-03-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.

Peace Lutheran Church - Former

Benair, QLD 4610

Church Information

Church Name: Peace Lutheran Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Lutheran
Street Address: 8965 Bunya Hwy, Benair QLD 4610, Australia
Suburb: Benair
State: QLD
Postcode: 4610
Foundation Stone Laid: 05-02-1950
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: This stone was laid - to the glory of God - by - Pastor A F Reuther - 5th February, 1950.

A plaque records: This was the foundation stone - from - St Paul's Lutheran Church, Taabinga - standing on this site 1950 to 1997 - the church was relocated as a chapel - at Mt Tamborine, 1997 - Congregation etablished 1917 - First church erected on this site 1921.

A notice board records: Peace - Lutheran Church - Hall and Cemetery - Taabinga - Est 1921.

Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: 00-00-1997
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


This former church building is now privately owned.

October 11, 2017

The Peace Lutheran Church Hall on the Bunya Highway near Benair will be demolished.

The hall sits on the same block that once housed St Paul’s Lutheran Church.

The church’s congregation formed in 1917, three years after the Benair area opened for settlement, and
they built the first St Paul’s Lutheran Church and a cemetery on the site in 1921.

The first church served the community until 1950, when it was replaced with a newer church building.

And the hall – an ex-army building from Gregory Terrace in Brisbane – was added to the complex in 1958.

The church closed in 1997 when the building was relocated to Mt Tamborine to be used as a chapel.

This just left the hall, a memorial to the old church, a timber rotunda, a timber amenities building and the cemetery on the block, which was renamed the Peace Lutheran Hall and Cemetery after the church was removed...

The major item of significance on the block is the cemetery which houses the graves of many early settlers of the Benair district such as the Fleischfresser family, who were pivotal in the establishment of a school as well as the church. (http://southburnett.com.au/news2/2017/10/historic-hall-to-be-demolished/#comment-175719)

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 13/8/2017.


Last Updated: Sunday 27th October, 2019