St Luke’s Anglican Church

30 Torrens Street, Richmond

Saturday, Feb 24

Sunday, Feb 25

Architect/s: John Lee Archer (1834 – 1836)

St. Luke’s Church was designed by Colonial architect John Lee Archer and built 1834-1836. The church exemplifies Georgian Gothic elegance, with a crenellated tower and clock. St Luke’s stands as Tasmania’s oldest intact church, consecrated in 1838 by the Rev W G Broughton, Bishop of Australia.

Erected on a site gifted by local parishioner Mr. Butcher, the church was built by convicts from local sandstone and Port Arthur timber. The east window contains stained glass made by Michael O’Connor, of London, in 1864. The Bevington & Sons organ, crafted in 1868, journeyed from Launceston to Richmond in 1984, and was enhanced recently for the Richmond Bicentenary. The clock, one of six from London’s Thwaites and Reed in 1828, installed in 1922, and restored in 2004, embellishes the tower. Electric winding, installed to coincide with the Richmond Bicentenary, revived the bell chime, silenced due to safety concerns. St. Luke’s is a timeless testament to colonial architecture and heritage, and stands largely unchanged, echoing history through preservation and recent enhancements.

A tree on the site was planted by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall on 8th November 2012, to mark the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year.

Open: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February, 10 am – 4 pm

Access: Steps on entry

Open House Richmond Experience:

Join us for one of two the special performances at St Luke’s Anglican Church over the Open House Richmond weekend.

Southern Sky A Cappella Ensemble

  • Saturday 24 February, 1 pm, 2 pm, & 3 pm
  • Sunday 25 February, 11 am, 12 pm, & 1 pm

Australian Army Band ‘front row’

  • Saturday 24 February, 10 am, 11 am & 12 pm

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Richmond | Coal River Valley

Building Type

Place of Worship

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History of Hobart

History of Richmond


Stair Access Only

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