(former) Wesleyan Chapel, Ross


Corner of High & Bond Streets. Opened 1839.
The date stone above is now located at the larger church that replaced the chapel in 1885.

The foundation stone of a new Wesleyan Chapel was laid at Ross Bridge on Monday last, by B. Horne, Esq., J. P.
Hobart Town Courier, 1 June 1838


THE WESLEYAN CHAPEL at Ross will be opened for Divine Worship, on Friday the 27th instant, when a Sermon will be preached by the Rev. John Waterhouse, of Hobart Town. Service to commence at eleven o’clock in the morning. On Sunday, the 29th instant, a Sermon will be preached in the above Chapel, by the Rev. J. A. Manton, of New Norfolk :
service to commence at three o’clock in the afternoon.

The Wesleyan Chapel at Campbell Town, will be opened for Divine Worship on Sunday, the 29th instant, when a Sermon will be preached by the Rev. J. Water house. Service to commence at eleven o’clock in the morning.

A Collection will be made at the close of each service, in aid of the funds of these Chapels.
Ross, Sept. 17, 1839.

Launceston Advertiser, 26 September 1839

Photo of ruined door and part of interior (page 18).
Drawing of chapel, referenced in photo of door.


Sign outside current Uniting Church.

Wesleyan/Uniting Church, Ross


Opened in 1885, replacing an older chapel.

The old sanctuary, in which the Wesleyan Methodists of Ross and its neighbourhood have worshipped for nearly half a century, and which has became endeared to them by the associations of the past, being found unsuitable for present requirements, and the building itself fast falling to decay, it was therefore decided in the month of May, 1870, the Rev. F. E. Stephenson being superintendent of the circuit, to commence as soon as practicable the erection of this building, of which today two memorial stones are to be laid, one by Mrs. Horton, relict of the late Samuel Horton, Esq., of Somercotes, and one by Mrs. Parramore, relict of the late Thomas Parramore, Esq., of Wotmore and Beaufront.
The Examiner, 15 December 1882


That stone at the base of the tower says:
These stones from the old chapel are erected as a memorial to the pioneer Methodists of Ross, 1935
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