St John's Church, Launceston facts for kids
|St John's Church|
Quick facts for kidsSt John's Anglican Church
St John's Church showing original front portion and later extensions
|Founder(s)||Lieutenant-Governor George Arthur|
|Dedication||St John the Evangelist|
|Architect(s)||David Lambe (original church nave)
John Lee Archer (clock tower)
Alexander North (main church body)
|Years built||1825 (original church completed)
1830 (clock tower added)
1911 (transept and altar completed)
1938 (new nave completed)
|Number of spires||1|
|Materials||Sandstone, brick, stucco, bluestone|
|Diocese||Diocese of Tasmania|
|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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