No. 805 - Mornington - Eastern Shore Church of Christ

Mornington is an eastern shore suburb in the City of Clarence and a part of the Greater Hobart region. Mornington was developed as a housing commission estate by the Tasmanian Government Housing Department in the late 1960s. The suburb is named after an old farming property established in the mid 19th century.

The ‘Churches of Christ’ believe that Christian communities should be similar to those described in the New Testament, with simple and autonomous congregations. The Church of Christ has some similarities with the Christian Brethren, although it is influenced by American rather than British churches. The first members of the Church of Christ arrived in Tasmania in 1865. In the 1870s churches were set up in Launceston and Hobart. The first followers were initially known as ‘Christians' then from 1885 as 'Disciples of Christ' and from 1915 as 'Churches of Christ'.

The Eastern Shore Church of Christ was established at Mornington in 1974. The church is a modest brick building situated on Carbeen Street overlooking the Derwent River.

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