Moves by Maryborough’s Anglican community to build a place of worship happened in 1852 when a slab church was built at the Old Township site, just four years after the founding of the northern bank settlement. The current St Paul’s Church, the third built at its present location, was opened in 1879, with the bell tower added in 1888 and the memorial hall in 1921, replacing an earlier construction. The church has an intimate connection with Maryborough’s soldiers, housing a Warriors’ Chapel with the 1887 Regimental Colours of the Wide Bay (and Burnett) Regiment and a memorial hall commemorating the sacrifice of Maryborough’s soldiers in World War I. Scrolls containing a list of locals who returned from the first war, as well as those who died, were placed in a cavity beneath the foundation stone of the church. There is now a memorial book in a case on display within the church with all the names shown.
St Pauls Church of England
203 Lennox Street Maryborough , QLD 4650