Maryborough, QLD - St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1879

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Paul

Address: Lennox Street, Maryborough, Queensland, 4650

Architect: FDG Stanley

Traditional Owners: Gubbi Gubbi, Batjala people

Last Updated: 05/08/2023

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History and Architecture:

The first erected church remained in use for ten years, until it was replaced with another timber church dedicated as St Paul's Episcopal church on 27 May 1866. This church was designed by Maryborough architect, William Montgomerie Davenport Davidson, who as a church warden provided his services without charge. Maryborough flourished in the late 1860s as a result of the discovery of gold in Gympie in 1867, for which Maryborough was the port.

The Church was built from 1878 to 1921. It was constructed as the third Church, replacing a timber church on the same site. The building was designed by prominent Queensland architect, FDG Stanley in 1879.

The design Stanley provided to the Church of England for their church in Maryborough was very similar to his design for the Holy Trinity Church of England in Fortitude Valley. Both churches are constructed of brick on a masonry foundation and have a similar traditional church floorplan of central nave flanked by aisles with apsidal chancel and porch entrance. The clerestory in both buildings is supported on a cast iron pointed arched arcade extending for the length of the nave, with cedar panels set in the spandrels of the arches.

Clergy:

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

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1853 - 1854 Rev Edward Tanner 1853 1854
1868 - 1868 Rev William Archibald Smyly Lay Reader
1868 - 1873 Rev George Giberne Danvers 1841 1933
1873 - 1875 Rev Edward Tanner 1853 1854
1875 - 1876 Rev John Herman Leopold Zilman 1841 1919
1884 - 1885 Rev Benjamin White Clinch Curate 1852 1933
1887 - 1889 Rev James Coles 1853 1917
1887 - 1891 Rev John Ernest Clayton Curate 1841 1895
1903 - Rev J. B. Brocklehurst Locum 1877 1957
1909 - 1911 Rev Charles Christopher Compton Curate 1875 1933
1913 - 1915 Rev Charles Tunstall Curate 1882 1974
1916 - 1919 Rev John Reginald Stotten Curate 1882 1955
1917 - 1921 Archdeacon Melville Charles James 1877 1957
1921 - 1922 Rev Thomas Edward Bird Curate 1885 1942
1922 - 1925 Rev Ernest Henry Smith Curate 1894 1978
1926 - 1928 Rev Henry Kestell Cornish Curate 1890 1971
1938 - 1940 Rev Ernest Reed Chittenden Curate 1909 1968
1940 - 1943 Rev Frank Bromley Curate 1900 1970
1947 - Rev Arthur Taylor Knox Curate 1891 1959
2022? - Rector Sue Wilson

Organ:

The Organ was built by Wadsworth of Manchester in 1883. Installed in 1884 by B.B. Whitehouse, for the 'Brisbane Piano Warehouse'. It had 2 manuals, 21 speaking stops, mechanical action. Rebuilt with additions and alterations in 1969 by Whitehouse Brothers of Brisbane. Renovated in 1999 by W.J. Simon Pierce of Brisbane. It has 2 manuals, 24 speaking stops, electro-pneumatic action.
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Source:

1. Cable Clerical Index.
2. Wikipedia.
3. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.