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.
St John’s Catholic Church was built in 1836, and is considered the oldest Roman Catholic church in Australia.
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
Inside of the church.
The church is well preserved and it still shines like new.
The church is on the hill top, it is quite hard to miss this beautiful place.
It was a coincidence we went on Sunday morning. It was packed as the locals performed the Sunday mass prayers.
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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