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ALL SAINTS CHURCH.
THE ceremony of laying the corner-stone of the new church of All Saints, on Wickham-terrace, was performed yesterday afternoon, by His Excellency the Governor, Colonel Blackall, assisted by the Right Rev. Dr. Tufnell, Anglican bishop of Brisbane. The Revs. T. Jones, J. Matthews, J. Sutton, and J. Mosely, also took part in the ceremony. Considering the unpropitious weather, the attendance was larger than was expected, comprising about three hundred persons. The rain, which had been coming down pretty heavily all the afternoon, ceased falling just previous to the commencement of the service, and held off till its conclusion.
This single-storeyed porphyry stone church, the oldest Anglican Church in Brisbane, was erected in 1861, and rebuilt in 1869, for the Wickham Terrace District Anglican congregation. It is one of the few remaining parish churches in Queensland owned under the colonial provision of private trustees of church property.
Courtesy of Queensland Heritage Register