Welcome to Churches of Tasmania
I love history and photography and also have an interest in architecture. When I started this blog in 2017 I had the goal of photographing every historical church in Tasmania. This was initially driven by the proposed mass sell-off of Anglican churches. I was concerned that these buildings would be modified and no longer be accessible once in private hands.
As the years have passed this goal has changed to writing short histories of each and every church built in Tasmania, of which there are about 1600.
My earliest posts are rather amateurish but my research and writing has improved somewhat over the years. In time my hope is to revise and update every article to a publishable standard. I have received an overwhelming amount of material from followers of the blog and I will incorporate this into the articles in the revision phase. Eventually I hope to publish the best of the articles.
At present the blog attracts about 1000 views per day and I hope that this will continue to grow.
Consider joining and contributing to my Facebook group 'Churches of Tasmania'. A link to the group is <HERE>.
Searching for a church?
Here is a link to my Google Earth page which enables an easy map-based search of churches (1100+ uploaded so far)
The link is HERE
Churches can be located through a search on the map or by using the the drop-down list on the side bar.
Double-click on an icon or listed church name and a photo of the church will appear. A link beneath the photo will take you to an article (and further photos) on the ‘Churches of Tasmania’ Blog.
Icons are colour coded:
Red - The church is still open.
Yellow - The church has closed but the building is used for other purposes.
Blue - The church has been demolished or moved. An asterix * indicates that the exact location of the church is not known at this stage.
Green - Churches planned but never built.
This is work in progress - another 500 buildings are yet to be added to the blog/map.
I am happy for followers of the blog to share my photographs for non-commercial purposes. If needed for other purposes, please ask and credit the source. No charge will be sought.
I welcome feedback and if I have made errors and typos please let me know. I suck at proofreading my own work.