No. 1134 - Geeveston - St Peter's Anglican Church (1971-2017)

Geeveston is a country town on the Huon Highway approximately 45 kilometres south of Hobart. The town is named after William Geeves, an English settler who was given a land grant in the area then known as Honeywood. The settlement was renamed Geeves Town in 1861 before becoming Geeveston.

St Peter’s Anglican church has closed in recent years and the building was sold in 2017. The church was built in 1971, replacing an earlier church which opened in 1887 and was demolished in 1970. The new church was designed by Fred Hudson and the furniture built by Athol Walter, a boat builder at Wattle Grove. St Peter’s was dedicated in June 1971 and consecrated by Bishop Robert Davies in December 1976.

The history of the earlier church will be the subject of another article in the near future.

St Peter's at Geeveston - Photograph: Roberts Real Estate Hobart (2017)


St Peter's at Geeveston - Photograph: Roberts Real Estate Hobart (2017)

St Peter's at Geeveston - Photograph: Roberts Real Estate Hobart (2017)


Source:

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

Stephens, Geoffrey & Anglican Church of Australia. Diocese of Tasmania, (issuing body.) The Anglican Church in Tasmania : a Diocesan history to mark the sesquicentenary, 1992. Trustees of the Diocese, Hobart, 1991.

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