No. 674 - Mountain River - St Andrew's Anglican Church

Mountain River is a small settlement in the Huon Valley located on the southern slopes of Mount Wellington. It takes its name from the river which rises in the Wellington Ranges and flows through the area to join the Huon River.

Three religious denominations were once active in MountainRiver. The Methodist’s built a church at Mountain River in 1901 and the Salvation Army opened in hall in 1945. Regular Anglican services were first held from 1918 in the local public hall. In the early1940’s an old State school was acquired and was converted into a church. In 1960 this building was replaced by a modern ‘A-frame’ church which was dedicated to St Andrew in September 1961.

Services at St Andrew’s ceased in the 1990’s and the property was sold in 1997. After its sale the church was converted into a house. In 2020 the former church is back on the market for sale.
* 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>.

St Andrew's at Mountain River.  Photo courtesy of the Anglican Church of Tasmania

The former church is back on the market in 2020. Photograph courtesy of View Real Estate.


Sources:

Stephens, Geoffrey and Anglican Church of Australia. Diocese of Tasmania, (issuing body.) The Anglican Church in Tasmania : a Diocesan history to mark the sesquicentenary, 1992. Trustees of the Diocese, Hobart, 1991.

enslowe, Dorothea I and Hurburgh, Isa Our heritage of Anglican churches in Tasmania. Mercury-Walch, Moonah, Tas, 1978.


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