The Merrington ANZAC Memorial Peace Chapel

The Chapel, a transept within the church building, has recently been refurbished, along with restoration of the Honour Boards, new lighting and signage through grants from the State and Commonwealth Governments.

During World War I the Rev Dr Ernest Merrington, the Minister at Saint Andrew’s at the time, served as a Chaplain with AIF troops at Egypt, Gallipoli and Europe. This Chapel honours him and all those whose names are listed on the Honour Roll Boards. The 266 people named on the Honour Roll Boards had strong links to Saint Andrew’s and the wider Brisbane community.


Saint Andrew's celebrates Armistice Day -
11 November 2018

Visit the church now to see the "Silhouettes Lest We Forget" Installation within the church.  This project is designed to honour those who paid the supreme sacrifice.  Of the 266 men and women from the congregations of Saint Andrew's and Wharf Street Congregational Churches, 55 were killed in action or died from illness or wounds incurred.


The Vera Wade Gallery (lower level) will have an exhibition by of sketches of some of the WW1 soldiers and nurses listed on the Honour Boards.  These exhibits by Marion McConaghy are from our permanent art collection.

New images and information uploaded! 

Specific ways to explore this website:

  • Select the ‘Names’ page or ‘Search the Honour Boards’ to scroll through the list of names.
  • Select the name to open the person’s page.
  • On this page , click the number under ‘Board’ to see their name listed on the Honour Board.
  • To see the Photo Gallery for this person, click on their photo to open the gallery.
Search for anything eg person’s name, unit, business where they worked, school they attended, places where they came from and where they served etc :
  • Select ‘Names’ page and in the box type the request and click search.

Enjoy !



Saint Andrew’s is a congregation within the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). The UCA was inaugurated in 1977 when Methodist, most Congregational and some Presbyterian churches in Australia united. As an immediate result, in the City of Brisbane, there were three UCA churches in Ann Street.

In 1981, two of them - Ann Street City (formally Congregational with previous links to Wharf Street Congregational Church) and Saint Andrew’s (formerly Presbyterian) amalgamated to form Saint Andrew’s Uniting Church. These two large city congregations began in 1859 and 1862, respectively, so their stories are connected with the growth of Brisbane since colonial days.

Saint Andrew’s Church was designed by architect George Payne and completed in 1905 to replace a prominent Gothic style church in Wickham Terrace, which was to be demolished to enable the extension of the railway line from Central Station to Fortitude Valley by tunnel.

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