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St Pauls Anglican Church
St Pauls Anglican Church 17-07-2015 - John Huth,   Wilston,   Brisbane
St Pauls Anglican Church 17-07-2015 - John Huth,   Wilston,   Brisbane

St Paul's Anglican Church

Maryborough, QLD 4650

Church Information

Church Name: St Paul's Anglican Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: Lennox St & Ellena St, Maryborough QLD 4650, Australia
Suburb: Maryborough
State: QLD
Postcode: 4650
Foundation Stone Laid: 01-03-1878
Foundation Stone Notes: Foundation stone of current church was laid by Sir Arthur Kennedy in March, 1878. A plaque on the bell tower records: This Tower with Peal of Nine Bells was erected by the bereaved husband and children to the Honour and Glory of God and in memory of Mrs Maria Aldridge, Late of Baddow House, Maryborough, a communicant of St Pauls Church. She was one of the earliest wives and mothers resident in the town: a conscientious Christian woman who through life was a peacemaker, ever forgiving, doing good, and helping all who were in trouble, distress, or affliction. Died 17th March, 1886, aged 65 years, nearly 37 of which were spent in Maryborough. A plaque records: Heritage Site - This land was donated by Henry Palmer - and Edgar Aldridge for a church - C1856. To replace the first Church of - England then located at Baddow. The site - of first settlement. This building was - erected in 1879 - The Bell Tower in 1887.
Date Opened: 30-08-1879
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The current building is the third church on this site. The first was a slab structure, built in 1852, and moved to the current site when the early settlement moved to its current Maryborough location. A wooden church replaced the earlier structure and was dedicated on 27/5/1866. The Foundation stone of the current church was laid by Sir Arthur Kennedy in March 1878, with the church opened on 30/8/1879 by Bishop Hale and Bishop Stanton of North Queensland. The Bell Tower was built in 1887. The Church celebrated 130 years of worship on 6/9/2009 with Bishop Jonathan Holland presiding. Photographs uploaded 3/11/2016.
Last Updated: Sunday 29th January, 2017