Our Story

How it all started...

It all began in January 1872, when Mr George Smith and a group of like minded Jesus followers, invited Evangelist Brother Oliver Carr (from Kentucky, USA) to come to Hobart to establish 'a work.'  Meeting originally in the Odd Fellows Hall (Cnr Harrington & Davey St), they quickly formed a fellowship and began baptising believers.  Known originally as "Christians", they then took on the name "Disciples of Christ" before settling on the name "Churches of Christ" in 1915 - all three names reflect the three streams of the Stone/Campbell Restoration Movement.

In 1886, the Christians Chapel on Collin's Street was constructed, and became the home for the congregation for more than a century from where it served the growing city of Hobart.  In the early 1990s due the Collins Street premises bursting at the steams, the congregation relocated to its present site between Liverpool Street and Goulburn Street.

Throughout its life the Hobart City (Collins Street) Church of Christ has developed, empowered and released people for ministry, commissioned and sent others as missionaries, supported others to develop para-church and community focussed support networks while also planting and/or resourcing other Churches of Christ in Southern Tasmania (West Hobart, Howrah, Midway Point/Sorrel, Nubeena, Dover, and Geeveston).  

Expanding the vision...

The faithfulness of God to the community of Hobart, has allowed us to celebration our 150th Anniversary in 2022 which gives us the opportunity to reflect and to envision a future.

We desire to be a community that in the name and flavour of Jesus Christ creates spaces of hope and compassion so that everyone can encounter Jesus.

Where we are headed...

The global pandemic forced us to stop and take stock of what we were doing and why, and during this time God open some exciting doors - such as Thread Together (pictured) - as ways to re-engage and re-energise this church for service to the greater Hobart area.

In the future, we see our church:
  • as fully committed to who and how we are meant (by God) to be
  • in a re-imagined, contemporary multi-purpose facility, which is a 24/7 life-giving hub for our community
  • as a place where people are overwhelmed by our genuine acceptance, care, love and hospitality
  • as a space that is integral to the flourishing of its neighbourhood - both local and global
  • as an open growing community of people who are younger, more diverse, and with more vitality than we have now.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 10 am.