Richmond, TAS - Congregational
Year Built: 1875
Traditional Owners: Palawa people
Last Updated: 22/07/2022
History and Architecture:
The first services were held in the local courthouse. In 1843 the Rev Moses Parker arrived and made Richmond the centre of his circuit.
A chapel was located in Torrens Street on a parcel of land donated by John Kestall Buscombe, a successful local businessman. The chapel was opened on Wednesday 3 December 1845 and a collection was made after the service in aid of liquidating the debt on the building.
The current Congregational Church was opened in January 1875. The original chapel was damaged in a storm in 1876 and was removed.
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1847 -||Rev Moses Parker||C|
|1848 -||Mr Joseph Foote||C||1848|
|1852 - 1854||Rev H. J. D'Emden||C|
|1854 -||Mr T. Giles||C|
|1869 -||Rev D. B. Tinning||C|
|1891 - 1893||Rev Uriah Coombs||C|
|1899 - 1912||Rev William Austen Gann||C|
|1848 - 1851||Mr J. Pullen||C|
|1924 - 1947||Rev W. Owen Lewis||C|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. Congregationalism in Tasmania 1830 - 1977, A brief history compiled by Theo E. Sharples.