St Andrews Anglican Church

Stage Number: MBSH.03.01.11

Group: Southern

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

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 160 Vulture St. Soinh Brisbane

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48149167,153.01917222

Time Link: 1878

Map Link: 1879

Image Time Point: 1879

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Built 1878-83, the architect was Andrea Stombuco, replaced the riverside St. Thomas Catholic Church. Foundation stone laid by colonial Governor Sir Arthur Kennedy in November 1878. Stombuco was a favouite archiect of the Catholic Church and he designed a cruciform, masonary building, featuring a tower and spire. But this elaborate, costly (£5200) style was unpopular with parishoners. Limited fundraising saw the construction drag onto June 1883, when a new builder, John O’Keefe, completed a smaller, usable church. It could seat 340 and it reflected South Brisbane’s growing population and importance. Most of Stombuco’s design was completed in the 1930s but the spire remains unbuilt.


Brisbane History Group, Stombuco Heritage Tour, (Brisbane: B.H.G., 1999)

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 4 chains to the inch. Section 1, 3, 8, 15-18, 20-3, 29-31, 35-40, 42, 44-8, 52, being the Victoria Bridge Lands, South Brisbane, County of Stanley. 4 chains to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane.. 620301