Blessed Virgin of Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church

Stage Number: MBSH.02.06.13

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Rocklea-Yeerongpilly-Moorooka

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 14A Douglas Rd, Rocklea

Latitude & Longitude: -27.55661111,153.01411111

Time Link: 1956

Map Link: 1954

Image Time Point: 1954

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Local resident and Russian immigrant Yefim Shishkoff donated a block of his land for this church site. Yefim’s gesture was made as a sign of his gratitude to Australia for giving him the freedom to practice religion that had been denied him in the U.S.S.R. A simple timber and tin church was completed by 1956 and dedicated by Bishop Sawa. The Brisbane City Council ran a special bus to transport participants to this decication ceremony. As the congregation grew, a new brick church was commenced in the adjoining block in 1982.



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QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 6 miles to the inch. Moreton District. 6 miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634907