No. 731 - Huonville Community Church

Huonville is a small town on the banks of the Huon River which is situated approximately 35 kilometres south of Hobart. Huonville was not originally intended to be the site of a town as a nearby settlement at Ranelagh (then called Victoria) was planned as the main centre of the district. However Huonville’s location at a bridge crossing the Huon River led to it supplanting Ranelagh as the larger of the two settlements.

The Huonville Community Church describes itself as “an independent Bible believing Christian Church affiliated with Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania”. The church which is situated on Huonville Main Road is built in a style resembling that adopted by the Seventh Day Adventist Church in the 1960s and 1970s. However, the building is a former Congregational Church that was built in 1965, replacing an earlier stone church which stood at the intersection of Wilmot Street and Main Road. The new brick building was probably one of the last Congregational churches built in Tasmania before the Congregationalist’s merger with the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches to form the Uniting Church in 1977.

The date when the Church or Christ acquired the building is not known. Additional information about this church is welcomed as all articles will be updated. I can be contacted through this page or my Facebook page "Churches of Tasmania" which is linked here: <Churches of Tasmania>

* All photographs used in this article are my own.


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