Queensland Religious Places

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Silkstone Baptist Church
169 Blackstone Road, Silkstone 4304
WC Voller
Interwar; Brisbane Courier 28 Aug 1928; QT 2 Mar 1929
60x37 ft
JG Hobbs (builder) The new Silkstone Baptist Church, which is to be opened to-day, sets a fine standard for suburban Church buildings. It displays the confidence of its congregation in the progress of the Church, and makes way for continuation of the development of the last few years. The building is attractively designed and furnished. It is of brick, with an imposing front and heavily buttressed walls. The steeply pitched roof is of red cement Marseilles pattern tiles set for a mottled effect The big front. porch is in keeping with the general design, and is backed by a turret effect in the brickwork of the main wall behind it. It has a serrated concrete-faced parapet. Inside, the main building is 60ft. By 37ft. It is tuck-pointed in white, and its windows and wall and platform panels done in. different coloured brickwork, with coloured cement facings. The decoration is elaborate and effective. It is well lighted, with coloured lead-lights in a restrained de sign and of soft colours. The whole ceiling is of celotex, in its natural state, panelled with dark-stained wood, of the same colour as the heavy arched roof beams. The floor is of stained pine, sloped towards the platform. All the seating and the wood panelling are of polished silky oak. The wall behind the pulpit platform Is magnificently panelled in silky oak. highly polished. On the faced wall above the big centre panel is the arched inscription, in big gold lettering:

(Baptist Church Archives Queensland)


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