“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city… Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

Jeremiah 29:7 (NIV)

It’s been said that “as a city goes, so goes the culture.” As Christians we are called to pray for, prosper, redeem and rebuild the cities we work and live in. In Brisbane, the inner city suburb of New Farm is where we gather collectively as a faith community.

Venue

New Farm Neighbourhood Centre

Located at 967 Brunswick Street, the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre provides a social hub for people to meet and have a chat, join a range of activities and tap into local support services.

 

We meet in the Hall at the back of the Centre (follow the path down the left-hand side of the building).

History

Always was, always will be…

Before the invasion and colonisation by the British in the early 1800’s, the Turrbal and Jagera people inhabited what we now know as Brisbane.

 

The explorer John Oxley, on first sighting the Turrbal in 1824, described them as “about the strongest and best-made muscular men (sic) I have seen in any country”.

 

The Turrbal people’s tracks form the basis of many modern-day roads. Waterworks Road from Ashgrove is built on a Turrbal track that leads to Mount Coot-tha.

 

The Turrbal people called the peninsula of New Farm Binkinba (place of the land tortoises).

 

Captain Patrick Logan established a farm in the area in 1827 and it also became a working site for convicts.

 

Today, New Farm has the highest population density in Greater Brisbane.