No. 914 - Moonah - St Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church

Moonah is a suburb of Greater Hobart and is located approximately 5 kilometres north of the central business district. Moonah was previously known as South Glenorchy before it was developed as a residential area in the late 19th century.

In 2016 St Mary’s Anglican church was purchased by the Australian Coptic Orthodox Church and reconsecrated in the same year. Previously the Coptic Christian community had worshipped at St Timothy’s, Hobart, while another Coptic community worshipped at St Demiana and St Abraam at Newstead, Launceston.

The Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia is organised into two Coptic Orthodox dioceses with over 50 parishes, three monasteries, two theological colleges and four schools. The church is a member of the National Council of Churches in Australia.

Additional information about this church and the building 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.

             






                   The interior of the church before its transformation into a Coptic church 
                    Photo courtesy of St Mary's Orthodox Coptic Church (Facebook page)
                      The interior of the church after its transformation into a Coptic church 
                    Photo courtesy of St Mary's Orthodox Coptic Church (Facebook page)



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