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St Pauls Anglican Church

Cross Street, Cleveland

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St Pauls Anglican Church (2014); Heritage Branch Staff

St Pauls Anglican Church (2014)

St Pauls Anglican Church (1992); EHP

St Pauls Anglican Church (1992)

Tucked in behind mature fig trees on the corner of Cross Street and North Street Cleveland, is a small brick church constructed in 1873-74 for the Anglican congregation in Cleveland. St Paul's Church was built on land donated by George Thorn of Ipswich, who had extensive land holdings locally; the nearby suburb of Thornlands is named after him. Before the church was built, services were held at the Courthouse or at the Grand View Hotel. The Cleveland Church was designed by Brisbane architect and engineer James T Fernival, and was erected at a cost of almost 500 pounds. The first service was held in 1874 and the church was consecrated in early in 1876. A number of changes have been made over time including the rendering of the exterior in 1898, removal of the shingle roof and construction of a new spire in 1908. Brisbane architect Lang L Powell designed a new porch as a golden jubilee project in 1924. The new church adjacent was built in the 1980s.

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Coordinates: -27.52389247, 153.2842415

Full details of this heritage-registered place are in the Heritage register.

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last reviewed
1 July 2022
Last updated
28 February 2023