Longford, TAS - Baptist (Former) (8029)

Year Built: 1880

Denomination: Baptist

Address: 7 Smith Street, Longford, Tasmania, 7301

Last Updated: 08/04/2021

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History and Architecture:

The first services were held in what were then known as the Assembly Rooms, and are now the front rooms of the Town Hall. During Pastor Wood's ministry the Sunday School Hall, erected at a cost of four hundred pounds, was received by the pastor as a gift from Mrs. Gibson. The main church building had previously been provided as a gift by the Gibson family.

A Foundation stone reads, "This stone was laid by Mrs Gibson Native Point June 11th 1880". Constructed & opened in 1880, to the same design as the Deloraine Tabernacle. The inside measurement of the church comprises length, 55ft; width, 32ft; affording sitting accommodation for 300 people in the centre of the church.

It is now a funeral parlour.

A full description can be seen here.

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
1879 - 1883 Rev R McCullough
1883 - 1887 Rev H Wood
1887 - 1888 Rev A Hyde
1888 - 1892 Rev G Blackie
1892 - Rev H D Archer
1894 - Rev A. C McCalister
1897 - Rev A Casley
1901 - 1906 Rev Wood
1906 - 1907 Rev J W. Fisher
1907 - 1909 Rev Gilbert Everard Moore 1870 1925
1909 - 1914 Rev F. J. Dunkley
1914 - 1917 Rev J W. Fisher
1917 - 1920 Rev J F Hopkins
1920 - 1923 Rev E. C Walsh
1923 - 1924 Rev A. C Jarvis
1924 - Rev Frederick J Barnes
1930 - Rev J. G. Langton
1936 - Rev E. C Burden
1939 - Rev Albert F Roberts
1941 - 1943 Rev R T Wootton
1943 - 1944 Rev T C Kelly
1944 - Rev Eric Lionel Phillips 1910 1981
1946 - 1951 Rev N Skinner
1952 - 1955 Rev K P Finger
1955 - 1958 Rev F. T Belot Asst
1958 - 1961 Rev M Ling
1962 - 1964 Rev F. T Belot Asst
1964 - 1968 Rev K A. Smith
1970 - 1975 Rev S H. Bath
1977 - 1979 Rev A. R Johnston
1980 - Rev P Pinder

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Our First Century Longford Baptist Church. LSC P 286.194621 SMI
2. Monissa website. Click here.