Sherwood Presbyterian Church

Stage Number: MBSH.05.01.14

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Chelmer-Graceville-Sherwood

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 515 Oxley Rd. Sherwood

Latitude & Longitude: -27.53401944,152.98226111

Time Link: 1889

Map Link: 1889

Image Time Point: 1889

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Built 1889, the architect was J. Hall and Sons. From 1863, Presbyterian services were held in a tent or a slab hut. A small Oxley Creek church was built in 1867, on Qxley Rd. The 1880’s economic boom led to increased migration to the colony and a new church was needed in what had become known as Sherwood. The foundation stone was laid on 12 January 1889. Built beside the 1867 church, Sherwood Presbyterian Church was of Gothic style and placed within a short walk of Sherwood Railway Station. The old church was not kept as a hall but was sold-off on 23 December 1889. A hall was added in the 1930s. The c1889 manse suffered in the 1893 Flood. It was relocated to Donaldson St in 1956 but has been demolished. With the 1977 amalgamation of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational churches, the hall was cut in two and moved to Thallon St (1991), while the Church serves the onsite Chapel Gardens Retirement Village.


Brisbane City Council Heritage Unit, A Heritage Study: Brisbane Places of Worship Pre 1940 Vol. 2, (Brisbane: B.C.C., 1996); Sherwood Uniting Church 1914-2014,

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 8 chains to the inch. Plan of the City of Brisbane and suburbs according to the original Crown Grants. 8 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane.. 634511