2013 saw us celebrate our centenary. On January 12, 2014, we launched our published book, "100 Years of Spiritualism" on the history of our church. This book is available for sale for $10.00. If you are interested in buying a book, please ring Helen on 0408 061 991or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our church began 13 January, 1913 when a group of spiritualists met as the Brisbane, Queensland Lyceum receiving a certificate numbered 409 which certified they were duly enrolled in the British Spiritualists’ Lyceum Union in accordance with the constitution of that body.
Our first president was Theodor Reinhold who led this church until 1928. During that time the present church was built at the corner of Boundary and Mein Streets, Spring Hill with Arthur Conan Doyle coming from England to lay the corner stone on January 11, 1921 during his tour of Australia.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Spiritual Church Brisbane held at 4:30pm on the 20 October 2013, elections were held and the new committee members are as follows:
|Platform Bookings Officer||Sue Millar|
|Events Co-ordinator||Helen Rees|
|Magazine Editor||Mark Green|
|Catering Convenor||Toni Brown|
|Property Maintenance||Tommy Gaal|
|Committee Members||Lexie Healey; Annegret McDonagh; Toni De Prada: Rhys Davies|
Wendy Deakin continues her tenure as Minister.
Following is the list of presidents and ministers who have lead our church from 1913 to present. Each has a story to tell and the book on the history of the church, we will publish this year (2013) will help to fill in the details on each of our forefathers about their time at our church.
|Theodor Reinhold||1913 – 1928|
|S Broughton Elkin||1928 - 1935|
|P N Humphrys||1935 - 1937|
|J Woodcock||1937 – 1938|
|Ada Shaw||1938 – 1941|
|C S Payne||1941 – 1950|
||1950 – 1952|
|A E Sampson||1952 – 1954|
|Ada Shaw||1954 – 1956|
|J F Childs||1956 – 1957|
|W G Llewllyn||1957|
|Ada Shaw||1957 – 1958|
|N McArthur||1958 – 1959|
|J M MacCullough & H Tapper||1959 –1960|
|J O Milne||1960 - 1962|
|G F Bowen||1962 – 1963|
|C S Payne||1963 – 1968|
|J W Carroll & J F Childs||1968 – 1969|
|S Turner||1969 – 1973|
|Rt Rev R Levi, JP||1973 – 1979|
|Rev F Bruce||1979 – 1980|
|Rt Rev R Levi, JP||1980 – 1984|
|Rev F Bruce||1984 – 1993|
|Rev Jeannie L Kane||1993 - 2006|
|Neil Davey [President]||2005 to now|
|Wendy Deakin [Minister]||2007 to now|