Diamond Jubilee celebration in Brisbane
Written by ACM   
Tuesday, 31 January 2012

 Image This is a report in the section on the Diamond Jubilee on the ACM site.



At 6.30 pm on Sunday 5 February, 2012, Candlemass, the 60th anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty will be celebrated at a Diamond Jubilee Evensong and Benediction at All Saints' Church Wickham Terrace, Brisbane.

This historic church is the oldest existing Anglican Church in Brisbane. It was opened for worship on the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 8th September, 1869, replacing an earlier structure of 1862.

Its style is nineteenth century gothic revival, with buttressed walls of rough faced rubble, porphyry and sandstone, and a metal clad roof. The interior has a fine example of a hammer-beam roof, which is rare in Australia.

All Saints' Church has played no small part in the story of Brisbane's development into a city of culture and significance. Well-known identities who worshipped at All Saints' in the nineteenth century included Sir Robert Ramsey Mackenzie, Sir James Dickson, (both of whom served as Premiers of Queensland, the latter becoming Minister of defence in the first Commonwealth Government), Mrs Mary Peattie, and the Hon. John Douglas.

To this day, All Saints' is regarded by many as the "Parish Church of the City of Brisbane".