Maryborough Anglican Parish is one of the oldest parishes in Queensland with its beginnings traceable to 1847.
St Paul’s Anglican Church in the heart of Maryborough CBD and has a very strong community presence. The Memorial Hall fronts the main street (Adelaide Street) and is used as the venue for inter-denominational soup kitchens and breakfasts, dance and sports groups, morning teas and hall markets (Thursdays) and numerous other activities.
St Paul’s also boasts a free-standing bell tower which houses 9 bells which peal out over the city before the 9 am services. During school holidays the opportunity is given to tour the bell tower and ring the bells!
The Tower and Bells were dedicated in 1888. The set of nine movable bells was cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in England and shipped to Maryborough; the Tower was constructed locally.
The entire project was financed by prominent pioneer settler Edgar Aldridge, in memory of his wife Maria (who had died in 1886); Edgar himself died seven weeks after the dedication. Bells 6 and 7 are named Maria and Edgar in their memory.
There are services on Wednesdays and Sundays. Check the website for service times as they may vary from time to time.