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St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

St John's Circle, Richmond, Clarence, Tasmania 2004, Australia
61 0 3 6260 2189
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Richmond
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: St John's in Richmond was built in 1837 and is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Australia.  The church and burial ground are located just off the... more »
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Hobart, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Such a lovely church with stunning stained glass. Quiet and cool inside. The old graveyard is worth a look although many of the headstones have now slipped down into the river there are still lots to look at.

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We recently held a memorial service for a relative at this historic church and graveyard. The priest who had known him all of his life gave a lovely personal service. The church is steeped in the early history of Richmond and Tasmania and the site provides a great view over the town.

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

This is the oldest remaining Catholic Church in Australia. The church is wonderful inside and out. The church is on a small hill, and you can get a good look at Richmond from there. The church has a large, captivating painting beside the altar, well worth a visit.

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Sydney
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed in Richmond for a few days as a base for Hobart & surrounds. We visited the cemetery just before sunset and visited the older section. Some lovely stories of couples living to their seventies back in the mid 1800s. Others tragic and thought provoking - a tombstone for 3 children from 9 to 13 years. All dying within... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Nearly as high as st Luke's on the hill opposite, and just as old- great list of priests back to 1835- good they're acknowledged

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Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Being non religious it was a feeling of love and acceptance when we stepped into the church in the early evening light. You then go along the graves of old and wonder what their lives would of been like.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Reading the names and finding the old overgrown headstone from the early days of Richmond, loved it.

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Hobart
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Beautiful is the best word to describe this Church. It is very well kept, very well made, compact, and inspiring in design. Truly amazing to think this is still a working church in Richmond, much loved, and revered by many.

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

What a view from the top of the hill. Love the stained glass windows. Beautiful sandstone building that has withstood time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

It was quite amazing to be able to go into the church realising that it is still a functioning church. The entrance flagstone was worn down just like in Europe and that is a sight seldom seen in Australia.

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