No. 1090 - Glenorchy - Church of Christ

This is another short articles about minor churches that have left little trace in the historical or photographic record. Among the objectives of this blog is to create a definitive catalogue of all churches and other places of worship that have existed in Tasmania since settlement. My hope is that the publication of basic details about these buildings might result in further information and photographs coming into the public domain.

Almost nothing is known about this former church located at 433 Brooker Highway. The building was demolished in 2009 and townhouses have been built on the site. The only available image of the building, which belonged to the Church of Christ, is from Google street-view.

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. They first followers were initially known as ‘Christians' then from 1885 as 'Disciples of Christ' and from 1915 as 'Churches of Christ’.

Additional information about this church is most welcome as all articles are continually updated. I am also seeking a better photograph of the building. I can be contacted through this page or my Facebook page "Churches of Tasmania" which is linked here: Churches of Tasmania.

Glenorchy Church of Christ - Google street-view (2009)


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