No. 243 - Former All Saints Anglican Church at Dairy Plains

Dairy Plains is a rural settlement about 20km south west of Deloraine.

A Wesleyan-Methodist church was built at Dairy Plains in 1861. Assistance in building the church was received from members of the Church of England. Anglican services were held in the church from 1907 and rent was paid for each service held until 1919, when it was purchased off the Methodists for a sum of £40. Bishop Robert Hay dedicated the church as “All Saints” on 30 November 1919.

The cross on the altar was brought back from the war by the then Rector, The Reverend W.K. Douglas. The final service held at the church took place on 11th March 2007.


Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Photograph: Duncan Grant 2018

Sources:

Examiner, Monday 8 December 1919, page 3

Stansall, M. E. J and Methodist Church of Australasia Tasmanian Methodism, 1820-1975 : compiled at the time of last Meeting of Methodism prior to union. Methodist Church of Australasia, Launceston, Tasmania, 1975.

Henslowe, Dorothea I. and Hurburgh, Isa.  Our heritage of Anglican churches in Tasmania / by Dorothea I. Henslowe; sketches by Isa Hurburgh [1978]

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