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.


December 2023.  

A wonderful photograph has been discovered of Martha Burns as a 26 year old nurse!   My thanks to Gerard Benjamin for alerting me to this photograph which has been graciously shared by Lester Harding.  Lester found this photograph in his late mother's photograph album.  Many thanks Lester. Your contribution has enhanced Martha's story and "brings her to life".

If you have any information or photographs you would like to share regarding Alice Campbell, Edwin Martin or Fred Turner, the three remaining people whose stories we have been unable to discover we would love to hear from you?

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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.

SLQ Historypin - Linking our digital stories to the world.

The Lives, Links and Legacy Stories are being shared through the State Library of Queenland's QANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Historypin Hub.   Visit this site …