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Twin Towns Uniting Church
Twin Towns Uniting Church - Old 27-04-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Twin Towns Uniting Church 27-04-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

Twin Towns Uniting Church

Coolangatta, QLD 4225

Church Information

Church Name: Twin Towns Uniting Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Uniting Church in Australia
Street Address: 24-26 Lanham St, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
Suburb: Coolangatta
State: QLD
Postcode: 4225
Foundation Stone Laid: 01-10-1960
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone of current church building records: 'In memory of all who - gave to the utmost.' - This stone was laid by the - President of the Conference  Rev C A Read - 1st October 1960  Minister Rev E A Wells.

Stone in the old church building records: This church was dedicated - to the Glory of God, and - in memory of all the Queensland - Methodist Soldiers who - gave their lives in the - Great War - Erected 1924.

Stone tablets on the gate pillars record:

(1) Memorial Wall - dedicted to the memory - of the late - Revd E Ball, - 1866 ~ 1938 - Pioneer Methodist - Inland Missioner.

(2) Memorial Gates - dedicated to the memory - of the late - Matthew Hope - 1874 ~ 1938 - Foundation Trustee - of this church.

Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


"The beginnings of the church came in 1902 when the Tweed River Methodist circuit was formed through the NSW Methodist Conference...

Coolangatta church began as a Methodist church in 1924. Its circuit extended to Burleigh Heads . It had a strong history of music and visiting Victorian lawn bowlers in the winter months. When the church was built at Elanora, Palm Beach, the minister moved there and the Coolangatta church almost became extinct.

At the beginning of the Uniting Church in 1977 there were parishes either side of the border. In June 1988 The Tweed Heads Uniting Parish and the Coolangatta Uniting Parish became one. Church life flourished and two ministers were employed from 1991.  In 1992 it became evident that a new congregation should be formed at Banora point. Parish property was sold to fund the new church that was built in 1993.

The parish had experienced enormous growth from 1987-1993 where membership grew from 220 to 594.  The parish was divided in the late 1990’s so that Banora point became a Congregation in its own right. Twin Towns Uniting Church now continues at the Coolangatta site." (Extract Church Website - https://twintownsuniting.org.au/?page_id=138)

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 16/7/2018.

Last Updated: Monday 16th July, 2018