No. 882 - Lenah Valley Plymouth Brethren Hall

Lenah Valley is a suburb of Hobart situated in the foothills of Mount Wellington north of the city centre. Lenah Valley was originally known as Kangaroo Bottom and later as Kangaroo Valley. Lenah is the native Aboriginal word for kangaroo.

The Exclusive Christian Brethren, now known as the Plymouth Brethren, originated in Plymouth, Great Britain in the 1820s. By the mid 19th century the movement had spread to Australia. The 'Exclusive Brethren' is a restrictive group which broke away in 1848. In 2012 the Exclusive Brethren adopted the name 'Plymouth Brethren Christian Church'. Tasmanian Plymouth Brethren churches are part of global organisation with about 50 000 members. The Plymouth Brethren are notorious for avoiding social interaction with people outside the faith, which has contributed to the denomination being considered a Christian sect.

The Lenah Valley Plymouth Brethren Hall is located on Pottery Road. The hall is built in the typical style of modern Exclusive Brethren Halls, that is it is virtually featureless and windowless.

With limited contact with the secular world, information about the Lenah Valley Hall is not readily available.

                                          The Lenah Valley Plymouth Brethren Hall (2021)


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