North Hobart, TAS - Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox (7025)

Year Built: 1841

Denomination: Greek Orthodox

Address: 50 Warwick Street, North Hobart, Tasmania, 7000

Previous Denomination: Anglican

Last Updated: 18/12/2021

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History and Architecture:

The foundation stone was laid in 1841. The bell tower is of international heritage significance, and it contains Australia's oldest bells, weighing over 2.5 tonnes. The bells were first rung on Regatta Day, 1847. Archdeacon Hutchins was the main proponent behind the construction of Holy Trinity Church.

The church was designed by ex-convict James Blackburn, who was the first in Australia to design a church in correct Gothic style. The entry is under the square tower, which has four levels, and was topped with four spirelets. The buttresses on the tower have gabletes.

The stone walls around three sides of the property create a coherent setting of a grand church within its own precinct. The original, traditional, stained-glass windows in the south wall were replaced in 1922 with those of a contemporary design by local artist Lucien Dechaineux.

Formerly an Anglican church it was sold to the Greek Orthodox community after a 2007 review. Foundation stone was laid by Sir John Franklin.

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
1834 - Rev Thomas Beagly Naylor Locum 1805 1849
1849 - Rev Francis Brownrigg 1817 1889
1851 - 1853 Rev Henry Abdy Middleton Curate 1824 1867
1881 - Rev Charles Frederick LOste Curate 1829 1935
1882 - 1885 Rev Alfred Martin Curate 1920
1887 - 1888 Rev Walter Moriarty Hurburgh Curate 1850 1934
1904 - 1905 Rev Stephen Henry Hughes 1859 1934
1907 - 1910 Rev Ormonde Winstanley Birch Curate 1879 1969
1910 - 1913 Rev Donald Burns Blackwood Curate 1884 1967
1911 - 1916 Rev Richard Kelly
1916 - 1924 Rev Henry Brune Atkinson 1874 1960
1921 - 1924 Rev Frederick Henry Lansdell Curate 1891 1974
1942 - 1952 Rev Francis Joseph McCabe Curate 1888 1961
2020 ? - Rev Timothy Evangelinidis

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Churches of Colonial Hobart, a field guide to Hobart's history in 24 buildings.
2. The Australian Anglican Directory 2000.