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St Matthews Anglican Church
St Matthews Anglican Church 19-07-2015 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St Matthews Anglican Church - Original unknown date - Hume Family Collection, Fryer Library, University of Qld

St Matthew's Anglican Church

Drayton, QLD 4350

Church Information

Church Name: St Matthew's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Glennie St, Drayton QLD 4350, Australia
Suburb: Drayton
State: QLD
Postcode: 4350
Foundation Stone Laid: 16-08-1886
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Stone records: 'In the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity this foundation stone was laid by the Right Reverend W T T Webber, Lord Bishop of Brisbane on Monday 16th day of August 1886 in dedication of the church to St Matthew. Matthew Sheppard and Henry Clark - Church Wardens ... James McCleverty - Rector.'

Sanctuary foundation stone records: 'To the Glory of God this Sanctuary is erected to commemorate the work of Benjamin Glennie BA Archdeacon and with him the pioneers of the Darling Downs. The foundation stone was laid by The Ven Clover Archdeacon of Toowoomba on Sunday 20th August 1933, the eighty fifth anniversary of the first service held in Drayton 20th August 1848. George W Luck, Drayton and Henry E Luck, Cambooya - Parish churchwardens. Samuel Atherton Th L Rector.',

Date Opened: 22-11-1887
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Rev Benjamin Glennie was appointed at Drayton in 1850, and the original church, of slab construction, was opened in January 1859. It was located at the corner of Cambooya & Rudd Streets.

The present St Matthew's Anglican Church site was acquired to meet the needs of a growing congregation, with the first service held on 22/11/1887.

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 04/03/2016.

Last Updated: Friday 4th June, 2021