Russian Orthodox Church, Woolloongabba

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.44

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: West End-South Brisbane-North Wolloongabba

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 344 Vulture St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48408611,153.03459722

Time Link: 1922

Map Link: 1936

Image Time Point: 1936

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The first permanent Russian Orthodox priest arrived in 1922, and in 1926 the first Russian parish established in Australia and New Zealand was St. Nicholas Church (now Cathedral) in Brisbane. As a result of the priests arrival, a Russian Orthodox parish was created at South Brisbane in 1925. In the same year, the priest purchased a Brisbane house on Vulture St in suburban Woollongabba which was to be converted into the Russian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas. In 1935 that building was moved to the rear of the block to allow the construction of Australia’s first purpose-built Russian Orthodox church. Self-governing Russian and near-Russian Eastern Orthodox churches have evolved in the eastern part of the Roman/ Byzantine area, and view themselves as maintaining the original (orthodox) creed of the Apostles.


Your Brisbane: Past and Present, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Woolangabba & Russian Orthodox Church, Rocklea,

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Qimagery. Brisbane 1936. Scale: 1:11,000.