Brisbane Open House
68 Hawthorne St Woolloongabba
Saturday : 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday : 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
General access and guided tours

Holy Trinity Anglican Church is an unusual example in Brisbane of Romanesque and Spanish Mission Revival style architecture applied to an ecclesiastical building. It is adorned with many stained glass windows dating from the inter-war period forward and a number of historical artefacts. The Church holds many memorials to parish members past and present. The columbarium, completed in 1938, was the first of its kind in Queensland. Honour boards in the rear of the church name 225 men and women who served in the two world wars, most of whom hailed from the local neighbourhood. The freestanding bell tower, dedicated to those who died in WWII, was originally erected within a memorial garden on the church grounds. A cross from the Church in Japan honours Holy Trinity member John Duffill, one of the New Guinea Martyrs.
The pipe organ is a beautiful historic instrument, listed with the Organ Society of Qld. and recognised by the Organ Historical Trust of Australia.
As a result of the 2014 supercell hailstorm, Holy Trinity Church required nearly $1 million in repairs, including full restoration of the organ and new Cordova roof tiles from Spain. All upper-level leadlight windows on the southern side were replaced, but miraculously only one stained-glass window required repairs.

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: Guided tours available as guests arrive.

Tour Tips

Register at the building on arrival

Wheelchair access

Yes

Is Heritage listed

Yes

1930
Mssrs Chamber and Ford - Eric Ford
2015 Refurbishment after November 2014 hailstorm. New roof - Cordova tiles form Spain, new windows on southern side. Repairs to organ.