Darra Methodist Church

Stage Number: MBSH.05.03.05

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Seventeen Mile Rocks-Darra

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 6 Lee Rd, Darra

Latitude & Longitude: -27.56691667,152.95231389

Time Link: 1924

Map Link: 1917

Image Time Point: 1917

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Built 1924. It replaced a smaller church that had only been built in 1914 near the start of World War I. By the mid-1920s, the population of Darra had grown. The Methodist congregation found their little church overcrowded. A site was bought on Lee Road, very close to Darra Railway Station and the stump-capping ceremony for the new church was laid on 17 May 1924, by Rev. H.M. Wheeler. He was not only the chairman of the West Moreton Methodist District but a highly successful businessman, who ran an aereated waters (soft drink) company. £450 was raised for the building fund. The new Church had a seating capacity of 100.


NEW CHURCH AT DARRA, The Brisbane Courier, 19 May 1924, page 15, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/20749836.

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SLQ. Mathews, E. J. Maps of Brisbane and Suburbs E.J. Mathews, Staff Surveyor. Brisbane: Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, 1917. ATLASL 628.2 1917