East Devonport, VIC _ St Paul's Anglican

Year Built: 1879

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Paul

Address: 15 Thomas Street, East Devonport, Tasmania, 7319

Architect: William Gadsby

Traditional Owners: Palawa people

Last Updated: 12/03/2023

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History and Architecture:

The Church was built between 1876-79 at a cost of £425 to the design of architect William Gadsby. It was opened in July 1879.

A Foundation stone reads, " The Foundation stone reads thus, Church of St Paul foundation stone laid 13th December 1876 Consecrated March 1882 Rev G.F. (?Archer) Incumbent".

An arson attack occurred in 2001 and after suffering another in 2019 the task of repairing St Paul's Anglican Church commenced. It was estimated to cost over $200,000 according to the Vicar Father Tongue.


This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1891 - 1898 Rev Stephen Henry Hughes 1859 1934
1960 - 1962 Rev George James Knott 1910 1968
1962 - 1972 Rev Cedric Blake Thomas 1911 1987
2019 - Rev Tongue


Built in c.1864 by Jesse Biggs for private use. Installed in the prsent location in 1890. Restored between 1974-75 by Laurie Pipe Organs. Restored again in 2001 Hans by Meijer after fire in church. The Organ has 1m., 7 sp.st., pedal pulldowns, tr. Man: Ped: 16.
For a full history click here.


1. Examiner Newspaper.
2. Cable Clergy Index.
3. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.