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St John's Pro Cathedral - Former
St John's Pro Cathedral - Former - Tablet in footpath 21-11-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St John's Pro Cathedral - Former - Lands Department Building 21-11-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

St John's Pro Cathedral - Former

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Church Information

Church Name: St John's Pro Cathedral - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Queens Gardens, 144 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Suburb: Brisbane City
State: QLD
Postcode: 4000
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known.

A tablet in the footpath in front of the former Lands Department Building records: Here stood the altar - of the Cathedral - Church of St John - 1854 ~ 1904

Date Opened: 29-10-1854
Date Closed: 00-00-1904
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former St John's Pro Cathedral preceded the current St John's Anglican Cathedral of Brisbane. It was located on what is now Queens Gardens, William Street. It was erected between 1850 and 1854, dedicated on 29/10/1854 and demolished about 1904. 

Before the St John's Pro Cathedral, an earlier St John's Anglican Church, Brisbane had also existed "(on the site of current Queen and George Streets - on the western side of Queen Street towards North Quay). This originally was the site of a lumber yard and convict workshop established in 1827...The workshop building was altered in 1842 and used by the Church of England (Anglican) community for a church. After the new St John's Pro Cathedral opened in 1854, occasional services were still held in this old church...The building was finally demolished circa 1902."  (https://ehive.com/collections/4500/objects/684848/original-st-johns-church-brisbane) A photograph of this old church is also available at this site.

A pro-cathedral is a parish church that temporarily serves as the cathedral or co-cathedral of a diocese.

More historical information/photographs of the original church are invited. Photographs uploaded 27/2/2019.





Note: Photograph attribution/source - http://rosettadel.slq.qld.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?change_lng=en&dps_pid=IE220375
Last Updated: Thursday 28th February, 2019