Cnr Macquarie & Murray Streets, Hobart. (Murrary St entrance shown above.) Opened 1874, replacing an older building of the same name.
Building started 1868. (Laying of foundation stone)
Consecrated & opened 1874.
Chancel, Sanctuary & Nixon Chapel completed 1891-4 (Photo of construction)
Bell tower completed 1936 (Photo of construction)
Photo with old & new St Davids
Photo 1878, Macquarie St facade. The bell tower has since added at the front left, and the main building extended to the right.
Engraving, 1886, from the corner of Murray& Macquarie Sts. The vacant corner is now occupied by the bell tower.
Photo, 1928. This seems to be a flipped image, compare to 2nd & 4th images on next link
Various photo/postcards (Fifth image is an nice view of entrance & tower from Murray Street
Photo from north with what appears to be the tower of the older church behind.
ST. DAVID’S NEW CATHEDRAL.
The Bishop of Tasmania will (D. V.) consecrate the Cathedral Church of St. David on Thursday morning next, the 5th instant, at II o’clock a.m. The Sermon at the Consecration will be preached by the Lord Bishop of Adelaide.
On the same day there will be a special Evening Service, with Sermon, at 7.30.In the afternoon there will be a Public Luncheon at 2.30. The Services on the 5th instant will be Choral.
On Friday, the 6th instant, the services will be as follows :–A Celebration of the Holy Communion at 7.30 a.m. ; Morning Prayer and Litany at 10 ; Special Evening Service (Choral), with Sermon at 7.30.
On Saturday, the Morning Services will be the same as on Friday ; Evening Prayer will be said at 5.15.
On Sunday, the 8th instant, the Opening Services will be continued as follows :-Celebration of Holy Communion at 7.30 ; Morning Prayer (Choral), with Sermon, at 11 ; Litany (Choral) with Sermon at 4 ; Evening Service (Choral), with Sermon at 7.
All offertories at the Opening Services will be devoted to the Cathedral Building Fund. There is still a deficiency of £1,500. All clergymen wishing to take part in the Opening Services are requested to bring surplice and stole, and to assemble, if possible, at the Cathedral on Wednesday evening (the 4th inst.), at 8 o’clock, for the purpose of arranging various matters connected with the ceremony of Consecration. All the seats in the New Cathedral will be entirely free and unappropriated both at the Opening Services and afterwards.
The Mercury, 3 February 1874
TIME LINE & PHOTOS
Cloisters & bell tower were the last past to be be constructed. This area was the location of the older St David’s Church/Cathedral, which was demolished after the current building was opened. Photo of demolition.
Nixon Chapel, commemorating Francis Nixon, first bishop of Tasmania. Older photo
Window commemorates Bishop Nixon. More here.