St Pius X Church

98 Channel Highway, Taroona

Architect: Esmond Dorney (1957)

Designed by renowned Tasmanian architect Edmond Dorney in the 1950s, the St Pius X Catholic Church is Australia’s first modernist church. Nestled amongst native bushland with sweeping views to the River Derwent, the unique curved design employs the natural setting and light of its situation to marry internal and external space.

Come check out this stunning building, have some home-made tea and scones from the parishioners’ stall, and rummage through the car boot sale while you’re there!

Open: 10 am – 3 pm



Building Types

Intact Interior

Place of Worship

Roof Design

Architectural Period

Mid-Twentieth Century (1940-1960)


Architectural Design



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