Anglican Church Robina has always been much more than just a building.
In 1987 the Parochial District of Mermaid Beach was formed by separating Mermaid Beach from Burleigh Heads parish. St James Church in Mermaid Waters became the new parish centre.
A worship centre at Robina Village was built in 1988. After being de-consecrated, it became a hardware store.
During 1991 and 1992 negotiations began with Robina Land Corporation to secure a site at the proposed Robina Town Centre. The following year, the parishioners voted to use the parish assets from the St James and Robina Village churches and borrowed an additional $1.5 million to build a new worship centre at Robina. The Diocese of Brisbane contributed a further $400,000.
By 1996 this was realised and a complex named Trinity Anglican Mission – Robina was approved and construction began by the end of the year. The temporary parish worship centre was a lecture theatre at Research Park, Bond University.
In 1997 Rainbow Town Child Care Centre was opened on the present site and the first service was conducted at Trinity Anglican Mission.
Since 1997, additions to the site include the Lakeview Centre and Emma Jane Packer House from which a number of programs are run including Aged Care Respite and work with people with disabilities.
In 2015 the church, while maintaining its name ‘Trinity Anglican Mission’ internally, publicly rebranded to be known as ‘Anglican Church Robina’.
Anglican Church Robina is a church, but much more…