Richmond, TAS - St Luke's Anglican (7006)

Year Built: 1834

Denomination: Anglican

Saint: Luke

Address: Church Street, Richmond, Tasmania, 7025

Last Updated: 01/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

Of Georgian design the church is built of sandstone from a design by colonial architect John Lee Archer and erected between 1834 and 1836. The foundation stone was laid on 3 February 1834 by Governor Arthur. The church was still uncompleted when the sexton William Chambers and Mary Heyward were married on 11 March 1836.

The subscribers to the church paid no pew rents until their subscription had been liquidated. At first the rent was five shillings a seat. The clock was installed in 1922 although made in England in 1828 it was originally hung in St David's church Hobart. The stone came form a nearby Quarry while the timber was sourced from Port Arthur.

Bishop Broughton consecrated the church on 19 May 1838.

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
1845 - 1846 Rev J.R. Buckland
1847 - Rev A Davenport 1818 1907
1884 - 1898 Rev H W. Hugill
1850 - 1851 Rev A Davenport 1818 1907
1853 - 1855 Rev J T Gellibrand
1854 - Rev H E Drew
1899 - 1900 Rev Arthur John Greenwood 1868 1957
1908 - 1914 Rev C Allen
1912 - 1921 Rev J Compton
1914 - 1919 Rev Alfred Gamble 1867 1960
1935 - 1936 Rev A. E Hodgson
1939 - 1943 Rev K. Brodie
1944 - 1953 Rev F. A. Carr
1960 - 1962 Rev Oliver Spencer Heyward
1971 - 1972 Rev H G. Biggs
1973 - 1975 Rev Peter James Read
1976 - 1991 Rev D Le Rossignol
1980 - 1986 Rev Warwick James Cutherbertson 1949
1986 - 1987 Rev Henry L Ivey Asst C
1991 - Rev Honor Helen Yearsley Hon D 1930
1993 - Rector Henry L Ivey
2020 ? - Rev Joel Ketleton

Organ:

The organ was built in 1868 by Bevington & Sons, London, for Trinity School Room, Launceston.

Source:

1. Historic Churches of Australia T.T. Reed
2. The Australian Anglican Directory 2000