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Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'St Mark's Church of England, Warwick, ca. 1873'
Picture relating to Warwick - titled 'St Mark's Church of England, Warwick, ca. 1873'

St Mark's Church of England, Warwick, ca. 1873

contributed by QldPics, taken in 1873
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The first Anglican service in Warwick was held in about 1848. Services were held in the old Court House in Alice Street until 1858 when a timber church was constructed on the site of the present stone building in Grafton Street. The Reverend Benjamin Glennie held Anglican services in Warwick as the Incumbent of Moreton Bay and the Darling Downs from 1860 until 1872. The foundation stone of the present sandstone church was laid by Bishop Tuffnell on 19 March 1868. John McCulloch was the contractor of this early section of the present building. The stone used was quarried from Bishop Tuffnell's Sidling Quarries.

This stone building, which was erected between 1868 and 1872, consisted of a short nave, transepts, chancel and a small octagonal vestry in the corner of the chancel and southern transept. A broach spire surmounted the intersection of the nave of the church and the transepts and the roof was of timber shingles. The architect chosen for the building was Brisbane based Richard George Suter. (Information taken from: Environmental Protection Agency, 2007 database, retrieved 28 November 2007, from <http://www.epa.qld.gov.au/projects/heritage/index.cgi?place=600943&back=1>)

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