Pulpit from Christ Church Congregational Church, Launceston, Tasmania

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Title

Pulpit from Christ Church Congregational Church, Launceston, Tasmania

Subject

Christ Church Congregational Church, column, Gothic, Gothic Revival, Alexander Kidd, Alexander Kidd (Jnr), Launceston, John Leeming, pointed arch, pulpit, QVMAG, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tas, Tasmania, tracery, John West

Description

This wooden pulpit was removed from the former Christ Church Congregational Church in Launceston, Tasmania, in 2002 (having originally been in another church building) and is now on display in the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston. The pulpit was made by Alexander Kidd, a foundational member of the new Congregational Church established in Launceston by John West (1809-1873) in 1839. West had emigrated from England as a missionary preacher the previous year. The pulpit’s pedestal and octagonal shape were added by Alexander Kidd (Jnr) in 1906. The pulpit is in the Gothic Revival style with the carved pointed arches and columns reminiscent of the architectural features of Gothic churches built in Europe between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries.

For John West see http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/west-john-2784

For the Christ Church Congregational Church see http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1045

Creator

Leeming, John

Date

2 February 2013

Rights

John Leeming; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

Files

Citation

“Pulpit from Christ Church Congregational Church, Launceston, Tasmania ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 16, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1298.