Richmond, TAS - Congregational (7005)

Year Built: 1875

Denomination: Congregational

Address: 25 Bridge Street, Richmond, Tasmania, 7025

Last Updated: 18/04/2021

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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.

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
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

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

1. Congregationalism in Tasmania 1830 - 1977, A brief history compiled by Theo E. Sharples.