Launceston, TAS - Pilgrim Uniting

Year Built: 1866

Denomination: Uniting

Address: 34 Paterson Street, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250

Previous Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist

Architect: Crouch & Wilson

Traditional Owners: kanamaluka people

Last Updated: 12/03/2023

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History and Architecture:

Built in the Gothic style the church is made from polychrome brick with stucco dressings and was designed by the notable firm of Melbourne architects Crouch & Wilson and based upon St Peter's Church, Woolwich in the UK.

Opened 21 February 1868, after the congregation outgrew the original Wesleyan Chapel next door, which is now the church hall.

The church’s intricate stained glass windows come from an array of locations. The large rose window, now obscured by the organ, and the impressive window at the front of the church were made by Ferguson and Urie firm in Melbourne. The 12 windows adorning the sides of the building were made by another Melbourne firm, Brooks, Robinson and Co.


This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
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Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
2020 - Rev Allan Thompson Supply Minister


The church has had three pipe organs. This organ was later sold to Richard Gee, Launceston. The second organ, built in 1880 by George Fincham, was later moved to Trinity Uniting Church, Margaret Street, Launceston. The present organ in Pilgrim Church was built by the Adelaide organ builder J E Dodd. It was rebuilt in 1954 by George Fincham & Sons.
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1. Examiner Newspaper
2. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.