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Wharf Street Congregational Church - Former
Wharf Street Congregational Church - Former unknown date - John Oxley Library SLQ negative number 64030

Wharf Street Congregational Church - Former

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Church Information

Church Name: Wharf Street Congregational Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Wharf Street Independent Church
Denomination: Congregational (Fellowship and Other)
Street Address: Adelaide St & Wharf St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Suburb: Brisbane City
State: QLD
Postcode: 4000
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

Date Opened: 10-06-1860
Date Closed: 25-09-1927
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former Wharf Street Congregational Church property was sold to the Anglican Church in 1925, and the building was demolished in 1928. It had been the first Congregational Church in Brisbane. It was opened on 10/6/1860 during the ministry of the Rev George Wight. The final Congregational Church service was held in it on 25/9/1927, conducted by the Rev Percival Watson (the Congregational Church had been given use of the property for two years after the sale). The original building had been designed by the Colonial Architect, Charles Tiffin, it was enlarged in 1872 and renovated in 1883 when a schoolroom was added.

After demolishion of the building in 1928, temporary accommodation was used before the new church building in Adelaide Street was opened in 1928.

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 16/3/2020.

Last Updated: Monday 16th March, 2020