No. 641 - Wynyard - Seventh Day Adventist Church

Wynyard is a town on the northwest coast approximately 15 west of Burnie. It was originally named Table Cape by Bass and Flinders in 1798. However, it was changed to Wynyard about 1850 after E.B. Wynyard, who was a Lieutenant-General in the New South Wales Corps. The town currently has nine active churches including a Seventh Day Adventist church.

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church was established in Tasmania in 1888. The denomination originated in the USA in the 1860’s and in 1885 a group of Adventists travelled to Australia and began preaching in Melbourne. After a church group was established in Melbourne in 1886 members moved on to Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart. Public tent meetings were held in Sandy Bay in 1888 which led to the establishment of a church at Collinsvale and then Hobart and Launceston shortly after the start of the 20th century.

The small Adventist church on Inglis Street is one of 13 Adventist churches active in Tasmania. An Adventist congregation was established in 1954 with Mr S. L. Dunstan appointed as the first pastor. I have not yet established date of the church’s construction but it is designed in the style of most of the Adventist church’s built in the 1960s and 1970s.

*Additional information and sources about the church and building are most welcome as all articles are updated. I can be contacted through this page or my Facebook page "Churches of Tasmania" which is linked here: <Churches of Tasmania>.


Advocate, Tuesday 6 July 1954, page 8


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