No. 780 - Howrah - St Thomas the Apostle

Howrah is a suburb of Greater Hobart that lies on the eastern shore of the Derwent River. It is named after "Howrah House", a property built in the 1830's on the Clarence Plains by a retired Indian Army officer, Captain James Fielder. Howrah is a suburb of Calcutta, where Captain Fielder was stationed.

St Thomas’ the Apostle belongs to Anglican Parish Of Howrah-Sandford. With the closure and sale of St Martin’s (Sandford), St Barnabas (South Arm) and St Mathew’s (Rokeby), it will be the only surviving Anglican church in the parish.

St Thomas was opened and dedicated on 26 July 1970 and consecrated on 8 September 1991. The building, whose dominant features are white stone and glass, was deigned by S.P. King.

Additional information about this church is most welcome as all articles are continually 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.


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


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