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St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

St John's Circle, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 2004, Australia
+61 3 6260 2189
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St John's Circle, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 2004, Australia
+61 3 6260 2189

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lit a candle inside the church. Beautiful windows and church mostly in original condition. A walk through the cemetery adjoining gave me an insight in how tough life was for survival.

Thank jmattingly1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Built in 1836 this is the oldest Catholic Church in Australia, St John's Catholic Church is a place of tranquility and serenity. The old cemetery reveals a rich history with many tributes to a time long past. Inside the Church is exquisite with stained glass...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately I didn't get the privilege of seeing inside the Church. I did spend some time at the building and the cemetery. It is stunning. What a beautiful part of history to preserve. I would recommend that you visit this site. Just lovely.

Thank SACountry
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I was surprised not only with the beautifully built church. The cemetery was lovely to walk through and revealed its history. Also the arbour held a beautiful memorial that brought me to tears. Very emotional memorial tributes to see and homour.

Thank CaraBradley
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The Church is interesting as I read that it is the oldest Catholic Church in Australia. The stained glass windows were good, but otherwise quite similar to other Churches of that era (understandably).

Thank fionabk
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The Catholics of Richmond seem to be doing much better than their Anglican brethren. With a very smart school opposite and finely maintained paved areas around the church this gives an aura of prosperity. The interior of the church is more narrow than it seems...More

Thank Alan1fromOz
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Richmond is a town chock full of historical landmarks, and St John the Evangelist is one of the most remarkable. It was constructed in 1836, using the design skills of a convicted convict (for swindling) named Frederick Thomas. Thomas was a Hobart architect sentenced to...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Oldest Catholic Church is Australia worth a visit if in the area. Quite a bit of history and there is a cemetery as well - which I hear the locals are dying to see... Step inside and light a candle.

Thank LassiComeHome
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Decided to celebrate Easter Sunday at this really beautiful Catholic Church. The church is very well preserved and filled with lovely works of art. The service was excellent and meaningful. Love one another! The graveyard is very interesting with such old gravestones. Great resting place...More

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Apparently in the unmarked graves that run down the hill contain many a forgotten convicts , what a shame to be just forgotten for ever

Thank Danny T
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