St John the Evangelist Catholic Church
St John the Evangelist Catholic Church 05-09-2016 - John Huth Wilston Brisbane
St John the Evangelist Catholic Church 15-01-2014 - John Huth WIlston Brisbane

St John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Richmond, TAS 7025

Church Information

Church Name: St John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 29 St Johns Cir, Richmond TAS 7025, Australia
Suburb: Richmond
State: TAS
Postcode: 7025
Foundation Stone Laid: 01-08-1835
Foundation Stone Notes: Stone plaque records: A M D G - This church as erected to the honour and Glory of God - under the invocation of St John The Evangelist in the year 1835 - the foundation stone being laid in Aug 1835 - by The Most Rev John Bede Polding OSB First Archbishop of Sydney - Fr James Cotham OSB being in charge - this church, then has the distinction of being - the oldest existing Catholic Church - in the Commonwealth of Australia - the restoration and renovation were undertaken and completed - by the generosity of the Catholic People of Richmond - the additions being solemnly blessed and dedicated - by Rev T J O Donnell PP on April 21st 1929 - Pius XI being Pope - William Barry DD Archbishop of Hobart - Donald Shaw PP. A further plaque records the list of Parish Priests from inception in 1835 up until today, a total of twenty seven.
Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown


The oldest Catholic Church in Australia. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 15/09/2016.
Last Updated: Thursday 3rd May, 2018