Goondiwindi, QLD - St Andrew's Presbyterian (50165)

Denomination: Presbyterian

Saint: Andrew

Address: 31 Herbert Street, Goondiwindi, Queensland, 4390

Traditional Owners: Bigambul people

Last Updated: 27/06/2022

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History and Architecture:

In September 1962 tenders were called for a new Church and T F Woollan and Son Pty Ltd of Brisbane were successful on 24 September 1962 in obtaining the commission to build the church at a cost of £20,875. Work commenced on 2 October 1962.

The Foundation Stone for the new Church was laid by the Moderator Right Rev A R Wilson on Saturday 24 November 1962 at 3.00pm.
The first Church was built by Mr T B Price and opened by Rev Dandy in 1875. This Church served the people for almost 40 years. First Ministers lived with Mr & Mrs T Gibson in a house on the corner of Herbert and Winton Streets.

In 1914 a new and larger Church was built on the site, and the older 1875 building was moved over to the rear of the Church land, where it still stands and is being used by Goondiwindi Daycare Group. Then in 1962, the Church of 1914 vintage was demolished by a cyclone as it was being moved back to make way for the current Church.

A Foundation stone reads, " St Andrew's Presbyterian Church To the Glory of God this stone was laid by The Moderator The Right Rev A.R. Wilson B.A. 24 November 1962 - Minister Rev D.I. Munro".

Clergy:

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
1877 - 1879 Rev J. S. Pollock
1879 - 1882 Rev J. McAra
1882 - 1892 Rev W. H. Drewett
1892 - 1895 Rev J. Watson
1895 - 1902 Rev S. Brown
1902 - 1903 Rev J. D. Edwards
1903 - 1910 Rev J. McDonald
1910 - 1912 Rev J. Lundy M.A.
1912 - 1915 Rev J. McAllister
1916 - 1919 Rev J. C. Miliken
1921 - Mr Yates Lay Reader
1922 - Mr Bunn Lay Reader
1923 - 1927 Mr A. J.C. Tebbit Lay Reader
1927 - 1933 Rev D. A. Brown
1933 - 1938 Rev H. Corbet
1939 - 1942 Rev G. B. Miller
1943 - 1945 Rev F. J. Leckenby
1946 - 1948 Rev H. W.A. Wilson
1949 - 1956 Rev D. K. McLennan
1956 - 1959 Rev G. Stewart
1959 - Rev J. Ross
1960 - 1963 Rev D. J. Munro
1965 - 1966 Rev I. L. Higgins
1967 - Rev D. Lowrey
1967 - 1972 Rev R. W. Wallace
1972 - 1974 Rev D. Treacher
1975 - Rev C. A. Bugler
1977 - 1980 Rev David Wright
1980 - 1984 Rev J. Langbridge
1984 - 1994 Rev R. Finedon
1994 - 1997 Rev D. Clarnette
1998 - 2001 Rev M. Pearce
2002 - 2004 Rev G. Fintelman Home Mission
2005 - 2006 Rev G. Mooney Home Mission
2007 - Rev A. Richards Home Mission
2011 - Rev P. Playsted

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Golden Jubilee of St Andrews Presbyterian Church Building Goondiwindi 1963 - 2013 LH 287.6 GOLD