Murray Street Chapel - Former
Murray Street Chapel - Former 00-10-2017 -
Murray Street Chapel - Former 17-04-2019 -

Murray Street Chapel - Former

Hobart, TAS 7000

Church Information

Church Name: Murray Street Chapel - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Christian Community Churches of Australia
Street Address: Murray St Chapel, 164 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Suburb: Hobart
State: TAS
Postcode: 7000
Foundation Stone Laid: 03-02-1917
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The Mercury Monday 5 Feb 1917. "NEW GOSPEL HALL LAYING OF FOUNDATION STONE The trustees of the Mariner's Church, Hobart some time ago disposed of their propery on the wharf, and the old building, in which services have been conducted for many years by the Open Brethren, is to be vacated. An allotment of ground in Murray Street, just below Melville Street, has been purchased, and a start made with the erection on it of a building to take the place of the Mariner's Church. On Saturday evening the foundation stone was laid by Mr Charles Crosby, of Melbourne, and a service of prayer and thanksgiving was held on the ground...Mr Crosby, after declaring the stone well and faithfully laid, expressed his pleasure at being present to perform the ceremony. It was, he said, a great many years since he was first associated with work in Hobart at the old Ragged School, in what was then called Watchorn Street. For 20 years he had been privileged to tell the boys and girls there of the way of salvation..." (The Mercury (Hobart, Tas.: 1860 - 1954), p. 2. Retrieved November 15, 2019, from

A masonary tablet high up in the gable records: Gospel Hall - 1917

Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown


The former Murray Street Chapel, Hobart property is now privately owned. It was built in 1917 and closed as a church about 1998. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the former chapel/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/4/2019.
Last Updated: Sunday 17th November, 2019