St Paul's Anglican Church Roma

St Paul's Anglican Church Roma

St Paul's Anglican Church Roma

St Paul's Anglican Church Roma
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia23,888 contributions
Historic And Interesting Church
Jul 2021
This old stone church, built between 1913 and 1915 stands out in Roma as there is little else of this character and architecture in the town. Some of the stained glass windows date back to 1876 and some were installed as late as 2006. The tower and some of the final finishing work on the arches etc. did not get completed iuntil the 1960's. Iteresting place to visit.
Written 30 July 2021
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PhillipaandGeoff
Brisbane, Australia266 contributions
Stunning stained glass windows
Jun 2021
We went back to Roma especially to see the windows at St Paul's. Check when the church is open. The windows are well worth a visit.
Written 12 July 2021
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marshfish
Melbourne572 contributions
A treasure
May 2021
The lead light windows in this church are worth the stop. What a beautifully designed church. There was a volunteer to assist us in explaining various features.
Written 15 May 2021
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HBpossies
Hervey Bay, Australia2 contributions
Closed
Apr 2021 • Family
Remarkably disappointed that this Church was closed claiming COVID as a reason. If cafes, shops, bars and museums can open with a COVID safe plan it is very sad that a place of worship and sanctuary is not open and available.
Written 14 April 2021
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Jeni Krysma Johnson
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions
Beautiful windows
Sep 2020
The church is only open at certain times and they did not fall into my trip to Roma. Maybe I will visit the town again and the church will be open. Check opening times before visiting.
Written 18 October 2020
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Michelle K
Jimboomba, Australia69 contributions
glorious
Oct 2019
what a beautiful place it is a reminder of all the beautiful things still left in this world of ours
Written 24 October 2019
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PeterLangston
Tamworth, Australia868 contributions
Exquisite: Not To Be Missed
Jul 2019 • Couples
St Paul’s Anglican Church is in its second building, it’s foundation stone laid in 1913. The first building dated back to 1876. It is a high roofed, typically Church of England design, with the building in the shape of the cross and the sanctuary in the headstock of the design. It has two outstanding features: one is the 567 pipe organ which is located at the back of the church and the other are the 39 stained glass and 11 lead light glass window.

The organ is a rarity. Originally installed in 1927 at the front of the church - as is convention - it was moved to the back for reasons which are obscure but it seems feasible that it was to keep it safe from the plastering of the columns that were installed at a later date. Unfortunately it is rarely played as there is no one with the requisite skills. The parish is also currently without a minister.

The windows are exquisite. The oldest dates back to the establishment of the original church and these days it has been retired from active service and is back lit in a cabinet near the front of the church. There are many traditional figures depicted in the holy scenes but a series of windows high in the walls which are all lead lights, were designed by the vicars wife in the 1970s. Their colours are vibrant and the morning sun streams through them, casting the pews into a rainbow of colours.

Volunteers take visitors through the church and explain the history. We had the added bonus of a bus load of oldies arriving and one of them asking if he could play the organ. Two of his mates - a bass and baritone - joined him on Amazing Grace and I threw my tenor in on the subsequent verses. The place had a beautiful tone.
Written 30 July 2019
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Jan804
Brisbane Airport57 contributions
Gorgeous windows
Apr 2019 • Couples
Welcoming space, and welcoming people. The windows are worth some time as they are lovely. Don’t miss the brick making machine used to make the bricks for the church.
Written 23 April 2019
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reviews6169
Brisbane, Australia1,890 contributions
Local church ⛪️
Apr 2019 • Family
Walking along the streets of Roma this church ⛪️ is definitely hard to miss. The sheer size and architecture is amazing. The church was closed so we where unable to explore inside but the outside looked impressive.
A free thing to do and explore when in Roma.
Written 16 April 2019
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Twostedys
Umina, New South Wales, Australia131 contributions
A Church with an Interesting History
Aug 2018 • Couples
An excellent example of people working together to build something very spectacular.

The people there to assist you are justifiably passionate about their church, well informed about the history and happy to share.

Well worth a visit - recommended
Written 18 January 2019
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