Queensland Religious Places

People's Evangelistic Mission
240 St Paul's Terrace, Fortitude Valley 4000
Telegraph 18 August 1917; The Week 1 August 1930;Telegraph, 3 July 1937; Map of Brisbane and Suburbs 1927
The Frances Lavers Memorial Home of Sunshine was opened at 37 Laura Street, Highgate Hill in 1937 (Courier Mail 15 May 1937),.Frances was the wife of Josiah. WHW Lavers served as Superintendent of the Joyful News Mission for a period from 1910 (Telegraph, 7 Oct 1910)
Rev. William Henry Wright Lavers, superintendent of the People's Evangelistic Mission, died at Toowoomba at the weekend. Mr. Lavers was born at Toowoomba 57 years ago, and was educated at the Grammar School there. His father was the late Mr. Josiah Garland Lavers, wno was well known in mission work in Brisbane. Mr. Lavers. jun., was first associated with the Salvation Army as a junior soldier. Later he came to Brisbane and joined the Congregational Church. Deciding to enter its ministry he passed through the denominational college and was appointed first to the Belmont Congregational Church and later to Moorooka. Mr. Lavers next became associated with the Joyful News Mission as superintendent and prepared the way for the erection of its present building. Afterwards he founded the People's Evangelistic Mission. In the course of the 30 years of his work with the latter mission he established a home for invalids at Toowoomba and a home for aged men at Red Hill. (Telegrahp 24 Dec 1945)
No newspaper references after 1940

Location (-27.457337, 153.029971)

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