St Matthews Anglican Church

Stage Number: MBSH.05.01.17

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Chelmer-Graceville-Sherwood

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: 481 Oxley Rd. Sherwood

Latitude & Longitude: -27.53258611,152.98256111

Time Link: 1923

Map Link: 1936

Image Time Point: 1936

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Built 1923. This Church replaced the timber St Mathews, destroyed by fire in 1921. Afterwards, it was decided to build a new, brick church on Oxley Rd, across from the School. Fund raising, including an appearance by Dame Nellie Melbe, provided £2500. The foundation stone was laid on 4 March 1923 by Brisbane’s Anglican Archbishop Gerald Sharp. The undamaged church hall was moved from Sherwood Rd to Oxley Rd, after the Church opened on 6 August 1923. It was extended in 1960.


Brisbane City Council Heritage Unit, A Heritage Study: Brisbane Places of Worship Pre 1940 Vol. 2, (Brisbane: B.C.C., 1996); Margaret Hughes, History of St Matthews Sherwood, (Brisbane: M. Hughes film, 2001)

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