New Town, TAS - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1880

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: 2 Cross Street, New Town, Tasmania, 7008

Architect: Henry Hunter

Traditional Owners: Palawa people

Last Updated: 24/04/2023

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History and Architecture:

The church was established largely as a result of the work of Father P. R. Hennebry and took four years to complete. The church opened in 1880, and the sanctuary was completed in 1882. The Architect was Henry Hunter.


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
2020 ? - Father Shammi Perera


The first organ was built c.1843 by James Eagles of London for Bishop F.R. Nixon. Later installed at St Mary’s Cathedral and then installed in Newtown in 1895. Removed c.1952 & broken up. Present organ built in 1971 by George Fincham & Sons. It has 1m., 3 rks.ext., el.mag.



1. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.