Sorell, TAS - St Thoma's Catholic (8093)

Year Built: 1864

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: 22 Arthur Street, Sorell, Tasmania, 7172

Last Updated: 05/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

Bishop Willson asked the Government for a church allotment at Sorell. Four years later, he sent a detailed plan of the land he required, four lots for "a minister's house, school and other Church purposes'', and the same number of lots for a cemetery. It was pointed out that the Catholics had not received any grant from the Government in the township of Sorell. The Government approved of a four-acre grant, which was later reduced to three acres. The land, near the Church of England burial ground, was duly surveyed and "set apart", once the Church had paid the £1 survey fee. Work on the construction of a stone church at Sorell got under way in 1863.

Andrew Counsel, who had come to the colony in 1823, donated £200 to the building fund.

The Church was complete in 1864 and the Architect was Henry Hunter.


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
2020 ? - Father Terry Rush P.P.


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Priceless Heritage, W.T. Southerwood.