Brougham Place Uniting Church

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Brougham Place Uniting Church
North Adelaide Congregational Church, Australia.jpg
Main Entrance of Church, 2004
34°54′34″S 138°36′1″E / 34.90944°S 138.60028°E / -34.90944; 138.60028Coordinates: 34°54′34″S 138°36′1″E / 34.90944°S 138.60028°E / -34.90944; 138.60028
Country Australia
Denomination Uniting Church
Previous denomination Congregational
Former name(s) North Adelaide Congregational Church
Founded 20 October 1860 (1860-10-20) -
Founder(s) Rev. James Jefferis
Architect(s) Edmund Wright & E.A. Hamilton
Architectural type Victorian Free Classical
Years built 1860-1872
Groundbreaking 15 May 1860
Completed 14 July 1872
Construction cost approx. £11,000

Brougham Place Uniting Church is a church on Brougham Place, North Adelaide, South Australia. It was formerly the North Adelaide Congregational Church.

Edmund Wright is attributed as the architect of the church[1] and the foundation stone was laid on 15 May 1860.[2] A tower was added in 1871 and a lecture hall in 1878 designed by architect Thomas Frost.[3] The pipe organ was built in 1881 at which time it was "the largest two manual organ in the colony", and restored in 1914.[4]

James Jefferis was the first pastor, serving from 1859, when services were held in a hall in Tynte Street, North Adelaide, to 1877, then from 1895 to 1901, when he retired.[5]

The church is a landmark and looks over Brougham Gardens in the Adelaide Parklands.


  1. ^ "Architects of South Australia - Architect Details - Wright, Edmund William". Architects of South Australia. Architecture Museum, University of South Australia. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  2. ^ Manning. "Place Names of South Australia - N - North Adelaide". The Manning Index of South Australian History. State Library of South Australia. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Architects of South Australia - Architect Details - Frost, Thomas". Architects of South Australia. Architecture Museum, University of South Australia. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Brougham Place Uniting Church". OHTA Conference Book 1986. Organ Historical Trust of Australia. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  5. ^ Phillips, Walter (1972). "'Jefferis, James (1833–1917)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. 4. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 22 June 2018.


  • "CHURCHES CHURCH AFFAIRS". The Register. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 8 September 1923. p. 8. Retrieved 3 January 2013.

External links

  • Official Site

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