Church of the Apostles interior, Launceston, Tasmania

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Church of the Apostles interior, Launceston, Tasmania


Catholic, Church of the Apostles, column, Gothic, Gothic Revival, lancet window, Launceston, Cardinal Moran, Patrick Francis Moran, Alexander North, pointed arch, stained glass, Tas, Tasmania, tracery, Bishop Willson, Robert William Willson.


The Catholic Church of the Apostles is in the Tasmanian city of Launceston. The foundation stone was laid in 1864 by Tasmania’s first catholic Bishop, Robert William Willson (1794-1866). The foundation stone for the tower and spire were laid by Cardinal Patrick Francis Moran (1830-1911), Archbishop of Sydney, in 1889. The main church building was completed in 1866 and is made of dolerite with freestone dressing. Alexander North (1858-1945) designed the Sanctuary which was built in 1886. The decorated interior has a number of features common in Gothic and Gothic Revival churches including lancet windows with tracery and stained glass, columns supporting pointed arches with molding, and a large west window (between the pipe organs) with tracery and stained glass made up of four smaller lancet windows.

For the altar see

For the exterior see


McLeod, Shane


November 18, 2012


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