Wesleyan Church

Wesleyan Church

Stage Number: MBSH.03.06.01

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Greenslopes-Coorparoo

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: 260 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49933333,153.06252778

Time Link: 1886

Map Link: 1887

Image Time Point: 1887

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A timber Wesleyan church was opened on Cavendish Road in 1886, and its shingle roof and bell tower became a local landmark. Upon opening it was described in a newspaper article as being “centrally situated for the population of the district. It is a stylish structure, with an elaborate front and an ornamented belfry. The inside is beautifully painted in well-harmonising tints. The internal fittings are all good and in excellent taste.” A hall was built next to the original church in 1914 and is still standing today, although the church itself was replaced by a new brick building in 1959. Wesleyanism is a branch of the Methodist Chruch that emphasised personal faith and experience in the doctrine of sanctification. The believer hold that the Holy Spirit with discipline or method of the faithful can be someone who becomes ‘Christ-like’, a perfecting holiness. These ideas were antecedent to the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements.


Telegraph, 12 June 1886.

Image Citations

Coorparoo Wesleyan Church circa 1895. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Record number: 170427.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 40 chains to 1 inch. Brisbane area including the Brisbane River and tributaries, Pine River, and creeks showing entrances to Moreton Bay, adjacent islands, land subdivisions with names of owners and lessees, railways, roads. 40 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office.. 634763