Ashgrove, QLD - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1951

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Paul

Address: 286 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove, Queensland, 4060

Architect: Donald Bain

Traditional Owners: Turrbal people

Last Updated: 11/06/2023

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History and Architecture:

The first sketch plans for the new church were prepared by a local resident, Mr. R. Moreton Taylor, who was at that time the Principal Architect of the Commonwealth Department of Works and Housing.

The church was opened and dedicated by Archbishop Hale on 15 June 1952 and was the second church to be built on the site, replacing the original timber one. Designed by architects Cross and Bain. In a traditional style, it was built with several unusual features, including heavily arched roof timbering, a crypt underneath the nave and a columbarium outside the wall of the sanctuary. A lych gate with a small belfry was built as a memorial to the late King George VI.

The bell was donated by Herbert and Patricia Booty and family. The chapel and an extension to the name have since been added to the church.

The foundation stone of this church was laid in July 1951, and the church was opened and dedicated by Archbishop Halse on 15 September 1952. Services had previously been held in the church hall for more than 25 years.1 The architect of the present church was Donald Bain of Brisbane.


This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
2020 - Rev Dr Margaret Wesley


Built by the Whitehouse Brothers of Brisbane in 1955. It has 2 manuals, 7 speaking stops, tubular-pneumatic action. Electrified. Around 1982 H.W. Jarrott of Brisbane modified the instrument with 2 manuals, 7 speaking stops, and electric action.
A full description and photos can be seen here.


1. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.
2. Heritage Brisbane website.