56 Racecourse Rd, Hamilton QLD 4007
Saturday : 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday : 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
General access and guided tours

St Augustine’s Hamilton, a Christian community in the Anglican tradition, serving Brisbane’s Hamilton and Ascot. The church is located on Racecourse Road in Hamilton, has been integral to the community since 1895 (and in its current form since 1920), and is open daily to visitors.

The Anglican Church of St Augustine’s Hamilton was built as a thank-offering to God for deliverance and peace, and as a War Memorial Church to the valour, sacrifice and endurance of Australian men and women who served in the Great War.
By the end of the hostilities, Australia had the highest casualty rate of the Allied Forces. Unable to lay loved ones to rest at home, Australians expressed their grief by erecting war memorials.

This beautiful church is an imposing two-story brick building set in leafy grounds on Racecourse Road, nick-named the ‘Jewel Box’ for its stunning stained-glass windows. After World War II a series of stained-glass windows were installed as a memorial to those who died in that war, including fifty-two parishioners. A prominent Queensland artist, William Bustard, designed the windows. The church is a war memorial commemorating both world wars. The tower was added to the church in 1961, dedicated to the men and women who served in World War II.

Different sections of the church represent different branches of the armed forces. The main body is a memorial to the Army, the organ loft to the Navy and the bell tower to the Air Force. In the area under the church is a Chapel, which is also a Columbarium. This chapel is open during the day for private prayer and reflection.

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: Saturday and Sunday, there will be a tour guide available on demand to answer questions and show people around the Church. Focal points of interest will include, Church History and Architecture, the Stain Glassed Windows, the Organ, and the significance of the Church to the Soldiers during the War Years, and Today. On Sunday, the Priest in Charge, The Reverand Patrick King, will offer a talk about the interrelationship of Faith and Built Environment.

Tour Tips

Register at the building on arrival, Great for kids

Additional Activities

Children's Activities, Workshops/talks, Children's Activity Sheet, and Talk on Sunday at 2pm.

Wheelchair access


G.H.M. Addison and Son.