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Richmond, TAS - Congregational

7005

State: Tasmania
Denomination: Congregational
Address: 25 Bridge Street Richmond
GPS: -42.736233, 147.436223

History and Architecture:

The first services were held in the local courthouse. In 1843 the Rev Moses Parker arrived and made Richmond the centre of his circuit.

A chapel was located in Torrens Street on a parcel of land donated by John Kestall Buscombe, a successful local businessman. The chapel was opened on Wednesday 3 December 1845 and a collection was made after the service in aid of liquidating the debt on the building.

The current Congregational Church was opened in January 1875. The original chapel was damaged in a storm in 1876 and was removed.

Organ:

No information currently available.

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