Tasmanian Council of Churches


Historic Buildings

The TCC has investigated and reported to Member Churches on issues related to historical church properties in Tasmania.  The Reverend Roger Hesketh (Anglican Church delegate to the TCC) has been the TCCs representative on the Tasmanian Heritage Council (THC) since 2014, and his current term of office on the Heritage Council is till the end of 2019.

Links are provided for information only.  The Tasmanian Council of Churches is not responsible for external websites.

Tasmanian Heritage Council

Heritage Council Publications

The Heritage Council has prepared a series of Practice Notes to guide property owners in their handling of property of historical significance.  The Practice Notes can be found HERE.  Below are links to three Practice Notes and a heritage property owner's Fact Sheet that will be of interest to Member Churches of the TCC and the general public.

Also below is a link to the Heritage Council's Works Guidelines for Historic Heritage Places.

Download Disposing of Religious Properties and associated matters, November 2014.pdf (Size: 85.65 KB)

Download Stained Glass, November 2014.pdf (Size: 94.58 KB)

Download Cemeteries, November 2014.pdf (Size: 374.37 KB)

Download Heritage Property Owners Fact sheet.pdf (Size: 1.22 MB)

Download Works Guidelines for Historic Heritage Places_Nov2015.pdf (Size: 2.06 MB)

Guidance on Conservation Plans & Strategies

Western Australia's Heritage Council has informative guides on preparing conservation plans and stragegies.  They may be found HERE.

Guidance on Storage & Conservation of Historic Artefacts

The Western Australian Museum’s Collections Care Manual is an online resource developed for smaller organisations and private collectors. It has a series of 12 instructional videos and an updated version of the bestselling book Conservation and Care of Collections which provides information on general conservation techniques.

This resource acts as a practical guideline. You are advised always contact a professional conservator when dealing with objects of particular concern.