St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Perched high on the hill above the Coal River and Australia’s oldest bridge, sits Australia’s oldest still functioning catholic church, St John’s. And what a beautiful building it is. The stained glass windows were probably the highlight for me, but everything here is great.

It was opened on 31 December 1837 and the blessing of the foundation stone by Bishop Polding was the first formal act of an Australian catholic bishop.

This is not a humble early colonial building, this, like the bridge has been built with pride and care, as evidenced by the face that we can still enjoy it today. It’s not all original though; the current spire dates from only 1972 and is in fact the second replacement spire.
Written September 3, 2022
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,049 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Being one of the oldest churches in the country and the oldest continuing church that does weekly masses makes it something worth seeing.

Visually it’s a beautiful looking small church that has lots of charm and character to it, located next to countries oldest bridge it’s a must do when in the area.

And just behind church it has a nice cemetery that you can walk around and see and that also was interesting to see.

I would add Richmond to your Hobart itinerary if staying more than 3 days.
Written January 9, 2021
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FlowersbyHim
Hong Kong, China118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
A beautiful Church for any couple to make their marriage commitment ...I would love to believe that same sex couples are welcome to also do so as is the law pertaining to same sex unions in Australia.
Written November 28, 2019
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Gary S
Coral Gables, FL560 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed visiting the little village, walking the streets and checking out the shops. Also took a swing by the church during our visit. It was worth taking the time to check out the town while we were in the area.
Written October 30, 2019
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WendyMacD
Hobart, Australia71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
a beautiful Church with amazing stain glass windows with such and interesting story to be told with each window.
a lovely peaceful Church set on a beautiful hill surrounded by trees. Well worth a visit, but by doing a tour you get much more information about the Church and its structure etc.
Written September 29, 2018
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RetiredWazza
Daylesford, Australia760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
1838 and the farms nearby are populated by convicts and their children. This church brings clearly to life the importance of families and the fight that the Catholics had to develop their own Church and rituals. The graves tell the story. well worth the time.
And it must be amongst the most beautiful of settings for a Cemetery.
Written June 19, 2018
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cyl1226
Hong Kong, China155 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
It is an old catholic church near Richmond bridge. Actually, the church is small and not much special. However, you can still come if you visit Richmond Bridge, it is nearby.
Written June 22, 2016
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Philip
London, UK307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
Standing above the famous Richmond Bridge, this place is worth a visit. It was built about 10 years after the bridge in 1836 and considered the oldest Roman Catholic church in Australia.
Interesting graveyard to explore at the back too.
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Written June 12, 2016
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Susan S
Noosa Heads, Australia990 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Whilst visiting Richmond take the time to walk up to the church. Very old and a beautiful building. So much history worth the time to visit.
Written April 12, 2016
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mandaofderry
melbourne70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
The Church inside was lovely with old stain glass windows and statues. It is worth a visit to enjoy the large painting on the altar.
Written February 7, 2015
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