Bundaberg, QLD - St Andrew's Presbyterian (Former)

Year Built: 1932

Denomination: Presbyterian

Saint: Andrew

Address: 61 Woogarra Street, Bundaberg, Queensland, 4670

Architect: Lange Leopold Powell

Traditional Owners: Taribelang people

Last Updated: 01/04/2023

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History and Architecture:

Prominent Brisbane architect Lange L. Powell designed St Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Construction of the church in the early 1930s was a local work-generating scheme during a time of economic depression. The Church adopted a deliberate policy to ensure that funds for the construction of the church were spent on local labour and materials, by completion it was estimated that 75% of the construction budget had been spent locally.

Designed in the Gothic style, the body of the church is cruciform in shape and is positioned north–south such that the sanctuary faces north. The building is constructed of variegated and multi-coloured bricks, with decorative cement dressings on the external walls. The roof is clad with fibrous-cement tiles. The building is laid on a cement foundation and its maximum overall dimensions are 115 by 41 feet (35 by 12 m).

A Foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God and the preaching of the Gospel this Church was opened and dedicated on September 3rd 1932 by the Right Rev Donald Cameron M.A. Moderator General Presbyterian Church of Australia". A further foundation stone reads, " To the Glory of God and the service of Humanity this Jubilee foundation stone was laid on October 24th 1931 by the Right Rev J.A. Hunter MA BD Moderator Presbyterian Church Minister Rev W.C.R. Moore".

The Church was sold to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in 2004.


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
1882 - 1891 Rev J. G. Stirling P
1892 - 1919 Rev J. Mckenzie P
1915 - 1917 Rev D. Galloway P
1918 - 1930 Rev A. C. Kennedy P
1931 - 1942 Rev W. C.R. Moore P
1942 - 1951 Rev H. J. Whitney P
1952 - 1953 Rev A. G. Finch P
1954 - 1963 Rev S. Ballinger P
1965 - 1972 Rev D. J. Harrison P
1967 - 1977 Rev I. F. Kerr P
1972 - 1977 Rev I. G. Davies P
1978 - Rev G. A. Tosh P
- Rev D. A. Brown Locum
- Rev J. McB Stevenson Locum
- Rev R. Diffin Locum


Built by Whitehouse Brothers of Brisbane in 1932 at a cost of £1262.14.0, in time for the dedication of the new building on Saturday 3 September 1932. Additions added in 1986 by David Hudd. The Organ has 2 manuals, 5 ranks extended, electro-pneumatic action.
A full description can be seen here.


1. Presbyterian Church Centenary Bundaberg 1881 - 1981. To God be the Glory.
2. St Andrews Presbyterian Church Jubilee 1881 - 1931.
3. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.