St Davids Church

Stage Number: MBSH.05.01.05

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Chelmer-Graceville-Sherwood

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 69 Chelmer St East, Chelmer

Latitude & Longitude: -27.51407222,152.97357222

Time Link: 1940

Map Link: 1946

Image Time Point: 1946

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Built 1939-40. Before the Church opened, Anglican services were held at the School of Arts. Designed in English perpendicular Gothic style, it was dedicated on 14 May 1940 by the Brisbane Anglican Archbishop Wand. Fundraising was insufficient to cover the £1400 cost. This debt still required further efforts, until September 1943. It was the first church built in the suburb of Chelmer.


Dedication of Church in The Courier Mail, 16 May 1940, p.16; “Archbishop Dedicates Church at Chelmer” in The Courier Mail, 20 May 1940, p.5

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Map References

Qimagery. Brisbane City Council Series 1946. Scale: 1:15,900.