Hobart, TAS - Hobart City Church of Christ (7031)

Denomination: Church of Christ

Address: 4 Goulburn Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000

Last Updated: 07/06/2021

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History and Architecture:

First service was held on January 10th 1872, arranged by Brother Oliver A. Carr, and originally met in the Harrington Street Baptist Chapel.

In 1866, they moved to their purpose built home in the ‘Christians Chapel’ in Collins Street, Hobart – where they worshipped and served the growing central business district of Hobart for more than a century, known to all as the Collins Street Church of Christ.  

When the Tasman Bridge came down in the mid-1970s, the faithful Collins Street, empowered those on the Eastern Shore of Hobart to plant a new ministry, and thus the Howrah Church of Christ was birthed. In 1990, the community purchased, renovated, and moved into new premises stretching from Goulburn Street to Liverpool Street – about 400 metres from the original chapel.

Renamed, the Hobart City Church of Christ, the new building has a 300-seat worship space on the main floor which opens onto Goulburn Street, and has its administration centres, children’s spaces, and breakout rooms on the ground floor, which opens onto Liverpool Street.

Planning is underway for the celebration of 150 years of God’s faithfulness in Hobart.

Clergy:

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
1872 - 1873 Brother Oliver Carr
1883 - 1876 Brother Moysey
1876 - 1879 Brother J Wright
1884 - 1885 Brother A. B. Maston
1892 - 1896 Rev W. W. Donaldson
1897 - 1899 Rev R. G. Cameron
1899 - 1900 Rev J. H Palmer
1900 - 1901 Brother Nixon
1902 - 1906 Rev F Collins
1906 - 1908 Rev C. A. Hale
1909 - 1912 Rev E Mannifold
1914 - 1915 Rev W McCallum
1916 - 1917 Rev G Woolnaugh
1918 - Rev S J. Southgate
1919 - 1925 Rev W Nightingale
1925 - 1929 Rev L Johnson
1930 - 1934 Rev J. K. Martin
1935 - 1943 Rev L. A. Bowes
1943 - 1947 Rev C. P Hughes
1947 - Rev P R Baker
1948 - 1950 Rev B Burtt
1952 - 1958 Rev Harold Street
1958 - 1961 Rev Cecil Watson
1962 - 1972 Rev Lloyd Cook
1962 - 1972 Rev Bob Pfieffer Asst
1972 - 1973 Rev Cecil Robinson
1973 - 1978 Rev Don Stewart
1977 - 1978 Rev John Morrow
1980 - 1987 Rev George Powell
1988 - 1992 Rev Jeff Weston
1993 - 2003 Rev Clinton Wardle
1993 - 2003 Rev Trish Wardle
2004 - 2005 Rev Larry Holt
2005 - 2015 Rev Marshall Muller
2005 - 2015 Rev Yvonne Muller
2015 - 2017 Rev Dirk Petrusma
2017 - Rev Simon Clemow

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Contributions:

1. Rev Simon Clemow for clergy list and history extract.

Source:

1. Gleaned from “History of The Church of Christ, Collins Street, Hobart 1872-1991” by Cecil Neville