St Matthias Anglican Church, Windermere

431 Windermere Road, Windermere, lutruwita (Tasmania)

Built in a classic Gothic style, from locally manufactured bricks in 1842/43, this design was based on a chapel in Denby, England, which was the family church of Dr Mathius Gaunt who was the founder and benefactor of St Matthias’ Church, Windermere. Completed in 1843 with several recent renovations (including underpinning and repairs to the roof), the original footprint has remained unchanged and is the oldest rural Anglican church in Tasmania, and the oldest existing Anglican church in Northern Tasmania.

Highlights: Historical church, stained glass windows

Launceston City Council Heritage Awards: 2015, 2017 and 2019

General Open: 10 am – 4 pm (no bookings required)




Further afield


Building Types


Place of Worship

Architectural Period

Pre-separation Colonial (1836-1850)



History of Launceston

Suitable for Children


Stair Access Only

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