Longford Baptist Church - Former
Longford Baptist Church - Former 22-03-2023 - Derek Flannery
Longford Baptist Church - Former 22-03-2023 - Derek Flannery

Longford Baptist Church - Former

Longford, TAS 7301

Church Information

Church Name: Longford Baptist Church - Former
Church Previous Name: Longford Tabernacle
Denomination: Baptist
Street Address: 41 Wellington St, Longford TAS 7301, Australia
Suburb: Longford
State: TAS
Postcode: 7301
Foundation Stone Laid: 11-06-1880
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A foundation stone records: This stone was laid - by - Mrs Gibson (Native Point) - June 11th 1880.

A masonry sign on the upper front wall records: Longford - Tabernacle - 1880

Date Opened: 00-00-1880
Date Closed: 00-00-2000
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Longford Baptist Church closed about 2000, and the property was sold. The church was a member of the Tasmanian Baptists. The congregation had decided to move and erect a new church building at 159 Wellington Street, and is now known as Riverlands (see separate entry - 7301). The original Longford Tabernacle had been opened in December 1880, along with a similar structure in Deloraine, in the same month/year. Its construction, along with the Deloraine building, had been funded by Mr William Gibson, who had also funded the erection of a number of other Baptist churches in Tasmania. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 13/6/2023.

For more of the Church story and additional photographs see - https://www.churchesoftasmania.com/2018/03/longford-baptist-tabernacle-keeping-it.html
Last Updated: Thursday 15th June, 2023