Ann Street Presbyterian Church LED sign

Ann Street, on the northern-most edge of the Brisbane CBD, is dotted with imposing office buildings and landmarks such as Central Railway Station, ANZAC Square and the Shrine of Remembrance. Nestled beneath a gleaming office building next to King George Square is the relatively tiny Ann St Presbyterian Church.

Like the Little House in Virginia Lee Burton’s beloved picture book, this small but picturesque church has seen the city grow up around it since the mid 1800s. It is said to be the oldest continuously used church building in Queensland. Certainly, the demographics of the present congregation are radically different to the congregation back in the 1800’s, when the minister had to row across the Brisbane River to hold services on the north shore. Students from south-east Asia and visitors from across the world are now a mainstay on Sundays.

Looking for new ways to communicate with the Ann St traffic, the church began exploring electronic signage options. Their location was challenging with tight space restrictions and the proximity of a pedestrian stairway. The sign also had to have a relatively high resolution. We worked with them to design, make and install this P6 full-colour LED display with a protective “shoulder” to help it fit seamlessly into the streetscape. The church now has a modern and engaging way of getting the tiny building’s message out to the thousands which pass its double doors.