Brunswick Baptist Church

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Brunswick Baptist Church
37°45′56″S 144°57′44″E / 37.765534°S 144.962310°E / -37.765534; 144.962310
Location 491 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria 3056
Country Australia
Denomination Baptist
Website brunswickbaptistchurch.org.au
History
Dedicated 1889
Architecture
Style Gothic Revival architecture
Clergy
Pastor(s) Tri Nguyen

The Brunswick Baptist Church is a Baptist church in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia.

Location[edit]

The church building is located at 491 on Sydney Road, the main road in Brunswick, a Northern suburb of Melbourne.[1][2]

History[edit]

The congregation was started in 1859 by Geo Burton and John Wallis, who were parishioners of the former Sydney Road Methodist Church (whose building now houses the Sydney Road Community School).[3] As a result, the Baptist Church has been present on this site since 1862.[1][2][3] However, the church building was only built in 1889.[1] Indeed, the foundation stone was laid on May 30, 1889.[2]

The organ was built by Gray and Davison, and it was originally meant for St Pancras Old Church in central London.[2] It was installed in this church in 1929 by Frederick Taylor, when it was donated to the church by Frederick William Biggs.[2]

The current pastor, Tri Nguyen, is a former refugee from Vietnam.[4]

Heritage significance[edit]

The church building was designed in the Gothic Revival architectural style, polychrome masonry.[1]

It has been listed by Heritage Victoria with a "Heritage Overlay," which aims to protect places of local significance to Victoria.[1]

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