Thargomindah Methodist Church - Former

Thargomindah Methodist Church - Former

Thargomindah, QLD 4492

Church Information

Church Name: Thargomindah Methodist Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Thargomindah Church of England/Thargomindah Wesleyan Methodist Church
Denomination: Methodist (Wesleyan and Other)
Street Address: Powell St & Gilmour St, Thargomindah QLD 4492, Australia
Suburb: Thargomindah
State: QLD
Postcode: 4492
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: 00-00-1908


The former Thargomindah Methodist Church, has long gone. Two reports:

  • "This image shows the Church of England, Thargomindah, ca. 1893. The thatched building is made from cane grass and was constructed in the 1890s by Mr Joseph Whire, storekeeper. The building was later destroyed by hungry goats. Some children and dogs can be seen in the foreground: [Sourced from: SLQ Image 39157].
  • "SLQ note the church was Anglican. But title deeds indicated that the Wesleyan Methodist Church purchased a block of land in Thargomindah in 1901." [Sourced from:]

Notes on rear of copy of photograph after building was eaten by goats states:

  • "This was once the House of Worship of the Methodist community of Thargomindah. It was built of grass in 1905 by the late Mr James White, father of Mr Ray White, real estate agent. It had a earth floor, and was furnished elaborately. In 1908 goats came. The grass had been well cured by the sun and soon the walls were stripped." [Sourced from:].

Further clarification is invited. Could the confusion in anyway be influenced by the separating of the Wesleyan Methodist Church into a separate denomination from the Church of England at the time?  Photograph uploaded 13/8/2023.


Last Updated: Sunday 13th August, 2023