No. 1013 - Glenorchy - St Andrew's Anglican Church (1958-1975)

The city of Glenorchy is located approximately 7 kilometres north of Hobart's CBD. Glenorchy means ‘glen of tumbling waters’ and it is believed that Governor Lachlan Macquarie named the area after his wife’s birthplace; Glen Orchy, Argyllshire.

St Andrew’s was built in 1958 and was opened and consecrated in the same year. The building was an old army hut from the Brighton Military Camp which was transported to Glenorchy and reassembled with some modification. As can be seen in the photograph, the church is constructed of rough hewn vertical board with a corrugated iron roof. The sanctuary and altar were built by Richard Lord.

St Andrew’s was a short-lived church with religious services ceasing in the early 1970s. The site was sold and the building removed in 1975.

St Andrew's at Glenorchy (1958)


Henslowe, Dorothea I. and Hurburgh, Isa.  Our heritage of Anglican churches in Tasmania / by Dorothea I. Henslowe ; sketches by Isa Hurburgh  [S.l  1978


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