Morningside Church of the Ascension

Stage Number: MBSH.03.03.31

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Bulimba-Balmoral-Hawthorne-Morningside

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 702-710 Wynnum Rd, Morningside

Latitude & Longitude: -27.46641667,153.07452778

Time Link: 1924

Map Link: 1929

Image Time Point: 1929

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The area’s Anglican community had outgrown its old, small timber church and with the 1920s economic boom, fundraising enabled a larger church to be built as a replacement. This timber place of worship, with its distinctive bell tower and spire was completed in 1924 . It was named as the ‘Church of the Ascension’ and it was dedicated to the Fallen of WWI. It became a familiar local landmark. A contemporay of ‘Iglesia Adventita Espana’, it was placed further along Wynnum Road, where it too drew the attention of the holidaymakers travelling to Wynnum/Manly.


Brisbane City Council, Heritage Register Summary,

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Map References

QSA. QSA Series 1690 Civic Survey of the City of Brisbane – AIAG2 Series. 4 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane, civic survey maps. Sheet 24, 4 chains to an inch. annotated with details of sales. 618944