Ipswich Uniting Church, is an amalgamated congregation and is one of four ‘communities’ co-operating together as part of the Bremer-Brisbane Presbytery,
The ‘Jacaranda Street Community’ continues to celebrate and give thanks for the coming together of three previously separate congregations in 2008, and is in the East Ipswich area.
(More information on this can be found on our ‘Local History’ page).
The property is located at 114 Jacaranda Street, North Booval, and is adjacent to the street, and the land reaches down to the Bremer River at the boundary. There is a church building, a hall, a rented Manse, and an associated Kindergarten.
The congregation consists of a mix of members from European heritage as well as an ethnic connection, from the small Pacific Island nation of Niue. The Niuean Congregation join us to share Holy Communion on 2nd Sundays, but also worship in their Niuean language three Sundays of each month.
Our Worship Services are more traditional in format, with the use of liturgy and we follow the lectionary for our Worship themes but new music and data projection bring a more modern feeling to worship. Although a large number of the congregation are seniors and retired, there are some families with children and youth. We all have a positive opportunity of sharing with each other.
The ‘totem artwork’ below are of the three main Indigenous tribes of the Ipswich region.