Jericho, TAS - St James Anglican (8107)

Year Built: 1888

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: James

Last Updated: 21/04/2021

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History and Architecture:

The first services were held in a house. Church News of June 1883 states that St. James' was erected in 1826 or 27 but Church News of January 1947 says that building commenced in 1829. The church which was designed by John Lee Archer, was consecrated on the 10th of May, 1838.

A plaque on the church reads, "The original church on this site was complete in 1834. Fifty years later it was demolished after a large crack appeared in the wall. The Foundation stone of the new church was laid on 2nd May 1883 and the contractor was Walter Fish of Oatlands. It was consecrated by Bishop Sandford on 29th April 1888 and was described at the time as "of the usual style of Mr Hunter's buildings, excellent in design and substantial in construction".


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
1845 - Rev Joseph Forster
1846 - 1850 Rev William Dry 1820 1908
1849 - 1844 Rev Gregory Bateman Missionary
1867 - 1868 Rev Henry White Adams 1840 1902


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1. The Anglican Church in Tasmania, A Diocesan history to mark the Sesquicentenary 1992 by Geoffrey Stephens