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Wickham Terrace Presbyterian Church - Former

Wickham Terrace Presbyterian Church - Former

Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Church Information

Church Name: Wickham Terrace Presbyterian Church - Former
Church Previous Name: The Union Presbyterian Church
Denomination: Presbyterian Church of Australia
Street Address: Creek St & Wickham Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
Suburb: Brisbane City
State: QLD
Postcode: 4000
Foundation Stone Laid: 14-04-1864
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid by Hon Gilbert Eliott, MLA on a site granted in 1853 by the Government for church purposes. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: 11-11-1864
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The original Union Presbyterian Church was built during the term of the first minister of the congregation, the Rev James Love. It was designed by Benjamin Backhouse and dedicated on 11/11/1864. Built of stone, the church commemorated the union between the Presbyterians of New South Wales and Queensland.

From 1865, it took the name 'Wickham Terrace Presbyterian Church'. By 1886, the building proved to be too small. The construction did not allow for extensions so it had to be pulled down before a new structure could be built. The congregation met in Divinity Hall on the same site until the new building was ready on 6 November 1887.

The building was resumed by the Railway Department about 1904. (see separate entry for City Congregation Church - Wickham Terrace).

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 15/6/2020.

Last Updated: Sunday 26th September, 2021