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St John's Anglican Church

St John's Church showing original front portion and later extensions

41°26′23″S 147°08′29″E / 41.439781°S 147.141367°E / -41.439781; 147.141367Coordinates: 41°26′23″S 147°08′29″E / 41.439781°S 147.141367°E / -41.439781; 147.141367
Location Launceston, Tasmania
Country Australia
Denomination Anglican
History
Founded 1825 (1825)
Founder(s) Lieutenant-Governor George Arthur
Dedication St John the Evangelist
Consecrated 1825
Architecture
Status Parish church
Architect(s) David Lambe (original church nave)
John Lee Archer (clock tower)
Alexander North (main church body)
Architectural type Church
Style Colonial Gothic
Years built 1825 (original church completed)
1830 (clock tower added)
1911 (transept and altar completed)
1938 (new nave completed)
Groundbreaking 1824 (1824)
Specifications
Number of spires 1
Materials Sandstone, brick, stucco, bluestone
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Tasmania
Clergy
Rector Rev James Hornby

St Johns Church, is an Anglican church in Launceston, Tasmania and the oldest church in the city having started construction in 1824. Though the church is one of the oldest surviving churches in Australia, it has received numerous extensions and modifications with only the tower and first window pair of the nave being original. St John's Church is located on the corner of St John Street and Elizabeth Street and is one of five churches facing onto Prince's Square.

The church's bell was cast by Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London.

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