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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 #7 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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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

An amazing old church worth visiting, lovely location and great views. If you enjoy old churches and all that they entail, this is definitely worth stopping to see.

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Hobart, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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27 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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30 helpful votes 30 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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