No. 810 - Lutana - St Anne's Anglican Church (1974-2018)

Lutana is a northern suburb of Hobart located on the western shore of the Derwent River and adjacent to the Risdon zinc smelter and refinery. Lutana was originally called Risdon Rise. Following a naming competition run by the Electronic Zinc Company in 1920, when building their new housing estate, the name Lutana was chosen. Lutana is an aboriginal work for ‘moon’.

St Anne’s Anglican church was built in 1974, replacing and Mission Hall that had been established at Lutana in 1924 [see No. 793]. The new church, which is a modern wedge shaped building is constructed with concrete blocks and was designed by Revered R. M. Potter. The church was partly built by voluntary labourers. Potter also designed St Christopher’s, also a concrete block church, in the neighbouring suburb of Goodwood.

St Anne’s was dedicated in December 1974 and consecrated on 26 July 1977. St Anne’s closed in recent years and was sold in 2018. The building is now used by the Maranatha Church. The building was reconsecrated on 7 December 2019 as a “Multicultural Church Building”.

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* Photographs used in this article are my own.



                    The original church bell still hangs above a later extension to the building

           The columbarium - Ashes of the deceased were removed from the niches after the church's closure.



                                        A memorial plaque marking the church's reconsecration 


Sources:

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



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