Brisbane, QLD - Uniting

Year Built: 1889

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 319 Albert Street, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000

Previous Denomination: Methodist

Architect: George Henry Male Addison

Traditional Owners: Turrbal people

Last Updated: 28/08/2022

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History and Architecture:

The Church was originally known as Albert Street Methodist Church and Central Methodist Mission. It was designed by George Henry Male Addison and built from 1888 to 1889 by Thomas Pearson & Sons.

The first Methodist church in Brisbane, a modest brick chapel, was constructed in 1849 on the corner of Albert Street and Burnett Lane. It was replaced in 1856 by a larger building. By the early 1880s the congregation had grown substantially and in 1884 purchased a site on the corner of Albert and Ann Streets.

The Church is built of red brick with trimmings in white Oamaru limestone, now painted, and has a slate roof. It is an example of a Victorian Gothic Revival church with its cruciform plan shape, steeply pitched roof forms, the imposing spire beside the entry, and the heavy buttressing of the facades.

A full history can be seen on Wikipedia here.



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
1847 - Rev William Moore M
1927 - 1952 Rev Harold Wheller M 1979
1958 - Rev Francis Chowns M
2018 - Rev Peter Hobson U
2022 - Rev Mel Wheeley C


The organ in the present (1889) church was built by George Benson of Manchester, and was completed at Benson's organ works by 22 July 1889


1. Wikipedia.