From 2019, the parish of Holy Trinity Launceston also includes St James', Franklin Village, and a partnership with St Andrew's, Evandale.
An audio tour of the church and cemetery can be found here
The church and grounds are maintained by volunteers and we invite you to become part of this network.
Our usual pattern for Christmas Services is:
7pm Lessons and Carols
Our usual pattern for Easter Services is:
9.00am Good Friday service
9.00am Holy Communion
The baptism of a child can be a very significant social event for families, and parents request baptism because they are eager to do the very best for their children. We ask parents to take time to properly understand what baptism means, so that the words expressed in the service are meant from the heart.
In past generations, baptism of children was very common, but many adults today - and especially younger adults - are not baptised. To find out more, come along to one of our services and speak to a member of the staff. (By the way, many people use the term ‘Christening’, but both the Bible and our Anglican Prayer Book use the proper term, which is ‘baptism’.)
However, the capacity of the building is only about 70 people, so larger weddings are impractical as there is no overflow area.
In order to satisfy the requirements of Australian law and Anglican Church policy, our Marriage Services always follow one of the authorised Anglican Prayer Book forms and are conducted by one of our staff.
It may be possible for other Ministers to assist in the service. We will be pleased to meet with you and discuss what is involved. Marriage services can be conducted at any mutually convenient time, but our regular activities on Sundays mean that we are unable to accept bookings for Sunday weddings.
Whether a service is planned for the church, crematorium chapel, or other location, we welcome enquiries from those who live in our parish or who have had significant connections with St Matthias' in the past. Please contact us as early as possible to ascertain the availability of the church and ministers.
A columbarium wall is available for the interment of ashes.
St Matthias' celebrated its 175th Anniversary on the weekend of 23-25 November 2018. It was a wonderful time - thanks to all who helped organise and all who participated.