Cairns Presbyterian Church, Cairns

Cairns Presbyterian Church, Cairns

Cairns Presbyterian Church, situated in Cairns, has strong ties to the principles of the 16th-century Reformation. One of its core beliefs is that salvation is obtained solely through God's grace, and individuals respond to this with faith alone. The church recognizes Jesus Christ as the primary leader and mediator, and it strictly follows the teachings of the Bible, upholding the principle of "Sola Scriptura." All activities and teachings within the church are geared towards bringing glory to God.

Historically, the first Presbyterian service in Cairns was led by Reverend James Pattison in 1901 at the Oddfellows Hall. This marked the beginning of the Presbyterian community in the area. In 1905, they constructed their first Presbyterian Church, named Saint Andrews. The initial structure was made of timber and remarkably withstood damage from three cyclones before being replaced in 1952.

The foundation stone of the current building was laid in August 1952, marking the construction of a structure notable for its 'Norman cloistered style,' designed by the architect Thomas Jamieson Roy. This new building, constructed of red brick with a timbered ceiling, was officially opened and dedicated on March 28, 1953, by the Right Rev. Malcolm MacDermant, who was then serving as the Moderator of the Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Queensland.

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Sight Name: Cairns Presbyterian Church
Sight Location: Cairns, Australia (See walking tours in Cairns)
Sight Type: Religious

Walking Tours in Cairns, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Cairns

Create Your Own Walk in Cairns

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Cairns Introduction Walking Tour

Cairns Introduction Walking Tour

A gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most famous natural wonders, Cairns, Queensland, is surrounded by lush rainforest foliage and pristine shores iridescent in every hue of turquoise which mirror the sunlight dancing on the gentle ripples of the vast Coral Sea.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Cairns' Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Cairns' Historical Buildings Walking Tour

The vibrant port town of Cairns, ensconced on the verdant fringes of Australia's sun-kissed northeastern coast, stands as a live manifestation of its storied past, adorned with a collection of historical edifices that exude an air of refined antiquity and cultural grandeur. Each architectural gem, a chapter in the city's chronicle, beckons admirers to embark upon a journey through time.
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles