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St Peter's Catholic Church - Former
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St Peter's Catholic Church - Former

Grandchester, QLD 4340

Church Information

Church Name: St Peter's Catholic Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: George St & Symes St, Grandchester QLD 4340, Australia
Suburb: Grandchester
State: QLD
Postcode: 4340
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: Heritage Plaque - St Peters Catholic Church - An initiative of Ipswich City Council - Many Catholic families came to Grandchester during the - construction of Queensland's first railway line and some - remaided to take up land in the district Consequently. - Father Andrew Horan of Ipswich invited Archbishop Dunne - to officially open and bless the present church in - Grandchester on 4 November 1894. The building is of - simple Gothic design and was constructed by - Mr J Madden of Ipswich.

A plaque on a rock beside the church records: Donated by - The Frank Doonan Family of Grandchester - in memory of - Pioneer Pastors and Parishioners - on the occasion of - the Centenary of St Peter's Church. - 1894  ~  1994.

Date Opened: 04-11-1895
Date Closed: 27-10-2022
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former St Peter's Catholic Church, Grandchester held its final Mass on 27/10/2022 conducted by Fr Stephen Bliss, who also deconsecrated the church building. The church was part of the Parish of Ipswich and the Diocese of Brisbane. The property was sold in October 2022.  The church building had been erected on the site of the Old Jockey Club Inn, in 1894 by James Madden, to a design by Ipswich architect Henry Wyman. The church building was officially opened and blessed on 4/11/1895 by Archbishop Dunne, who had officiated at the request of Father Andrew Horan of Ipswich. The church had served the community for about 128 years. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 24/2/2018 & 23/8/2023.

Last Updated: Wednesday 23rd August, 2023