Mowbraytown Presbyterian Church

Stage Number: MBSH.03.02.06

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Kangaroo Point-East Brisbane

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 22-28 Mowbray Tee, East Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48310556,153.04257222

Time Link: 1885

Map Link: 1885

Image Time Point: 1885

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Built 1885, the architect was Alexander Wilson. In 1851, Rev. Thomas Mowbray introduced Presbyterianism to Queensland. After he died, his widow Wiliamina donated land from their Mowbraytown Estate (later East Brisbane) for a church. Wilson was the Presbyterian Church’s architect. It opened on Mowbray Tce in 1885, with the first minister appointed in 1886. In 1888, a small Sunday School hall was added and the church was enlarged or altered in 1889, 1902, 1909 and 1925. The 1888 hall was replaced by a larger Sunday School in 1916. Soon after World War I ended (1918) , an Honour Roll plus a war memorial pulpit were mounted in the church. The timber exterior was sprayed with stucco in 1966. This church site has served its community as a polling booth, Play Group centre and a venue for meetings, seminars, concerts, dances and gym classes.


Department of Enviroment and Heritage Protection, Queensland Heritage Register citation No.601129

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 12 chains to the inch. Pugh’s Almanac street map of Brisbane. 12 chains to the inch.. 634507