Rhys Prka

Rhys Prka

Divine Opportunity: The Australian Churches and Church Conversions For Sale

One of the more unique property acquisitions the average person can get their hands on is an old church. Many buyers use the beautiful exterior and high ceilings in the interior as a basis for building their new family home or a lovely weekend getaway spot. Here are just some of the stunning churches and church conversions available in Australia at the moment.

198 Barrs Road, Glass House Mountains, QLD 

If you want to get away from it all and live in a lovingly renovated timber church in the shadow of the esteemed world heritage-listed Glass House Mountains, this secluded acreage retreat might be the one for you.

This property has it all, with an exotic mix of octogonal bungalows influenced by Balinese architecture, uniquely repurposed antique train carriages, and a magnificent 130-year-old church combining to make for a unique property. These immaculately presented residences, which are surrounded by a 300-tree coffee plantation and abundant orchards, currently serve as a popular eco-retreat.

Price: $1,780,000.

Agent: McGrath Caloundra, Cassi Nuske, 0415 304 127.

44 Christie Street, Raglan, NSW

This absolutely stunning former church, full of beauty, character and historic significance, is being offered for sale via auction in Raglan, just to the side of Bathurst.

St. James’ Anglican Church Raglan, which was constructed in 1873 and re-built in 1958, offers a variety of possibilities for the astute buyer, including a great residential conversion undertaking. A trio of beautifully intricate stained glass windows form the centrepiece of the building and are complemented by the high vaulted timber ceilings and hardwood floors.

Auction: Friday 18th June, 11:00 am, on site.

Agent: Agent Chapman Real Estate, David Chapman, 0466 887 252.

17 East Terrace, Laura, SA

Founded in 1872, The Church of St John the Evangelist could be yours in all its beauty and reverence.

Rarely does a church of such grandeur list publicly, whether it’s the hand quarried stone of its bell tower and exterior, colourful memorial windows that dot the walls, or hardwood vaulted ceilings, this property might be the perfect family home, subject to council approval. 

Auction: Saturday 5 June, 11:00am.

Agent: Barry Plant Adelaide, Elesa Wood, 0401 676 684.

11 Heron Street Fryerstown VIC

The unique combination of two heritage properties on one title, set on a 1.4 acre block, this Old Methodist Church was built in 1861 in the Victorian Early English Gothic style and is a stunning home.

The prefabricated timber courthouse was brought from England in the 1850s and used as the Methodist Church Hall until it was moved to its present location in the 1870s.

The old courthouse has now been converted into a perfect weekender or Airbnb with a small kitchen, modern shower space, and bed/living room with split system and wood heater.

Price: $750,000

Agent: Cantwell Property Castlemaine, Haslam, 0422848662 and Tom Robertson, 0473642644.

32 High Street Gladstone SA

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy this tastefully renovated and transformed church in the quiet Flinders Ranges town of Gladstone, some 200 kilometres north of Adelaide.

The substantial stone estate, which was built in 1875, is in good repair throughout and has been tastefully restored by the new owners while retaining much of its original character and elegance.

Price: $365,000.

Agent: Blights Real Estate, Nick Keane, 0407 731 761.

2B Allan Street North Toowoomba QLD

This immaculately renovated home, formerly the St Thomas’ Church, has been altered and restored to a breath-taking degree with a truly stunning attention to detail. This one-of-a-kind residence offers up a unique living proposition.

This house, which was designed in 1885, now has six bedrooms, three bathrooms, four separate living areas and lovely cottage-style gardens.

Price: Offers over $639,000.

Agent: NGU Real Estate – Toowoomba, Robbie Witt, 0421 943 855 and Tom Schatz, 0497 987 343.

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