Churchill, a residential suburb, is 3 km south-west of central Ipswich. Its western and eastern boundaries are the Bremer River and Deebing Creek, and its main thoroughfare is the Warwick Road from Ipswich. The suburb was named after the county of Churchill (1845).
Churchill's proximity to the Bremer River made it suitable for a livestock saleyards (later the site of Ipswich's first agricultural show) and a soap and candle works (c1870) in Lobb Street, near Perry Street. The Ipswich to Harrisville railway line (1882) ran roughly parallel to Lobb Street, near which an abattoir operated. A post office was opened in 1892 and a State primary school in 1923.
Several houses in Churchill are early twentieth century and of the later war period. A primary school was opened in 1923 in Warwick Road. Opposite the school is Lobley Park, which has a war memorial recording the death of J.A. Lobley in World War I. A golf course lies along the Deebing creek in the north of Churchill.
In addition to the Bremer River on its west, Churchill’s eastern boundary is the Deebing Creek. Both can flood, and in 2011 their waters covered stream-side open spaces and invaded industrial land and some houses.
Churchill's census populations have been: