Gladstone, QLD - Presbyterian

Year Built: 1955

Denomination: Presbyterian

Address: 149 Goondoon Street, Gladstone, Queensland, 4680

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng, Taribelang Bunda people

Last Updated: 10/11/2022

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History and Architecture:

Construction on a meeting place in the heart of Gladstone began in 1867, and the original foundation stone is still there today.  This building was destroyed by a cyclone in March 1949.  We rebuilt on the same site and the current building was finished in 1956.

A Foundation stone reads, " AD 1867 This is the Foundation stone of the first Church on this site destroyed by cyclone on 2nd March 1949". A further Foundation stone reads, "To the Glory of God and in memory of those who died in defence of our country in three wars (World Wars 1, 2 and Korea) - This stone was laid by His Excellency the Governor Lt Gen Sir John D. Laverack KCMG KCVO KBE CB DSO - 19th September 1955. Jas Crawford Session Clerk Rev A.W. Laurie Minister".


These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1866 - 1873 Rev Alexander Proudfoot
1874 - 1877 Rev Adam A. Laing
1885 - 1888 Rev W. D. Meiklejohn
1889 - 1898 Rev Stewart Byron
1899 - 1906 Rev A. Wilson
1914 - 1921 Rev William H. Smith
1921 - 1924 Rev J. B. Thorn
1929 - 1941 Rev A. M. MacCallster
1942 - 1946 Rev H. McNeil Saunders
1945 - Rev G. D. Whitney
1955 - Rev A. W. Laurie
1963 - Rev Alex C. Smith


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. The Centenary History of the Presbyterian Church in Queensland. Richard Bardon
2. Church website.