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

Traditional Owners: Palawa people

Architect: James Blackburn

Last Updated: 03/11/2022

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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
1876 - 1911 Rev G. W. Shoobridge Curate to 1880
1881 - Rev Charles Frederick LOste Asst Curate 1829 1935
1882 - 1885 Rev Alfred Martin Asst Curate 1920
1885 - 1887 Rev G. F.M. Fielding Asst Curate
1887 - 1888 Rev Walter Moriarty Hurburgh Asst Curate 1850 1934
1890 - 1891 Rev H. W. Haden Asst Curate
1891 - 1892 Rev E. C. Spink Asst Curate
1892 - 1897 Rev C. Vaughan Asst Curate
1897 - 1900 Rev H. E. Whittlinton Asst Curate
1900 - 1902 Rev F. Taylor Asst Curate
1902 - Rev C. Dowling Asst Curate
1902 - 1903 Rev W. Hooker Asst Curate
1903 - 1905 Rev J. Hebblethwaite Asst Curate
1904 - 1905 Rev Stephen Henry Hughes 1859 1934
1905 - 1907 Rev D. R. Robson Asst Curate
1907 - 1910 Rev Ormonde Winstanley Birch Asst Curate 1879 1969
1910 - 1913 Rev Donald Burns Blackwood Asst Curate 1884 1967
1911 - 1916 Rev Richard Kelly
1914 - 1916 Rev E. S.C. Woolley Asst Curate
1916 - 1917 Rev A. R. Sinclair Asst Curate
1916 - 1924 Rev Henry Brune Atkinson 1874 1960
1917 - 1918 Rev E. W. Julien Asst Curate
1921 - 1924 Rev Frederick Henry Lansdell Curate 1891 1974
1924 - 1929 Rev C. G. Williams Asst Curate
1930 - Rev J. E. Atkins Asst Curate
1932 - Rev R. B. Cranswick Asst Curate
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.
3. The Story of Trinity 1833 - 1933 Compiled by Frank Bowden & Max Crawford LSC P 283.94661 BOW