St. John Catholic Church, Richmond Tasmania

St. John Catholic Church, Richmond Tasmania

If you are in the region of Hobart, we recommend you to visit the town of Richmond. Richmond is a small town located about 25 km north east of Hobart in the Coal River region between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Richmond had an estimation population less than 1,000.
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St John’s Catholic Church was built in 1836, and is considered the oldest Roman Catholic church in Australia.


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The front of the church.
The town was initially part of the route between Hobart and Port Arthur until the Sorell Causeway was constructed in 1872.

Present-day Richmond is best known as being preserved as it was at that time. It is a vibrant tourist town, with many of the sandstone structures still standing. – Wikipedia.org


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Inside of the church.
The church is well preserved and it still shines like new.
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The church is on the hill top, it is quite hard to miss this beautiful place.
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It was a coincidence we went on Sunday morning. It was packed as the locals performed the Sunday mass prayers.
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We didn’t stay long and most of us just took pictures of the church. In short, the church is one of the main attractions in Richmond Tasmania and it is a great place for prayers and great pictures.

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