Toowoomba, QLD - St Stephen's Uniting (50068)

Year Built: 1884

Denomination: Uniting

Saint: Stephen

Address: 51 Neil Street, Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350

Previous Denomination: Presbyterian

Traditional Owners: Jagera, Giabal, Jarowair people

Architect: James Marks

Last Updated: 22/10/2022

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History and Architecture:

The site of the present church in Neil Street was purchased in 1874, and the foundation stone of the new church building was laid in 1883. The building was opened in June 1884,1 having been designed by the prominent Toowoomba architect James Marks.

The Church was built of local basalt and sandstone and was completed in 1884. A fire in 1989 which resulted in the collapse of the roof, damaging the organ beyond repair. Re-construction was not completed until 1993.

Clergy:

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

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1863 - 1874 Rev William Lambie Nelson P
1875 - 1886 Rev William Rathgen P
1898 - 1920 Rev Joseph Lundie P
1920 - 1923 Rev W. Johnston P
1921 - 1946 Rev A. M. Martin Moderator
1924 - 1926 Rev James Crookston Moderator
1924 - 1935 Rev John Amour P
1935 - 1939 Rev D. S. Jones P
1939 - 1948 Rev N. H. Joughin P
2018 - Rev Dr Linda Hamell U
2022 ? - Mr Stan Klan U

Organ:

Built by the Estey Organ Co of Brattleboro, Vermont USA and installed in 1913. A full hisotry can be seen here.

Source:

1. The Centenary History of the Presbyterian Church in Queensland. Richard Bardon
2. Organ Historical Trust of Australia web site.