Friday, 17 May 2019

Richmond Churches, Tasmania.

On Easter Saturday at Richmond, Tasmania we decided to visit two Churches.
First is St. John's Catholic Church which was built in 1836 and is regarded as being the oldest Catholic Church in Australia.
There is a school attached to the Church both being near the Richmond Bridge.

The photo directly below is of the doorway to the Richmond Goal which I covered extensively in 4 posts in June 2016.














St. Luke's Anglican Church below which was built in 1834 so being older than the Catholic Church in Richmond.








These boxes are attached to the pillars being very visible on the way out the Church.


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    1. Don't always see a poor box in a church, well I haven't and have photographed many inside on our travels..

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  2. El interior es sencillo pero muy hermoso.

    Me gusta en especial ,la buena composición de la fotografía 7.

    Besos

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    1. Thanks, was rather dark inside the Catholic Church..
      I expect they kept the church simple due to cost back then and skills of the men that built it.

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  3. A very impressive church clock in a small town. I thought Poor Box was just a figure of speech, but there is one in the church.

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    1. Rather a nice clock on the Anglican Church. Haven't seen another poor box in a church before in any of our travels. It was new to me.

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  4. Quite surprised at the oldest Catholic Church in Australia is in Tasmania.

    There is a "POOR BOX" in every church I have ever been in. That includes ones of not the Catholic following. I just checked with a person here in the library who is of the Jewish faith and there is a "poor/needy/displaced" person box in their synagogues.
    Seems that the art/joy of giving is lost on some.
    Colin

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    1. So was I regarding the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Australia. Reckon many other churches were built before hand though but maybe not like the one pictured. Never seen a poor box that I can recall in a church, have photographed many in our travels over the years, maybe I just didn't see..

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    2. I've done more "POOR BOX" research.
      Ones were previously at some news agencies for left over change, pub and club bars as well as churches. Many have now been taken away or chained to floors or polls, they were being stolen or worse still smashed for the contents in the churches.
      Terrible indictment of the times we now live in.
      Colin

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    3. Thanks for that Colin. Explains why I've never seen them before.

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