West Tamar Presbyterian Church or “Auld Kirk” as it is commonly known is situated on the western bank of the Tamar River in Sidmouth, Tasmania, Australia.

This beautiful stone Church was built by convict and free labour in 1843 and is listed under the Australian Heritage Register, and is a tourist attraction. “Auld Kirk” is an active, Bible believing Church, with a congregation who are faithful to the core principles of the Presbyterian Faith, based on the sovereignty of God, and salvation through believing faith in the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. Our services are Christ centred and Bible based and include a mixture of contemporary and classical hymns, the reading and proclamation of God’s word, prayer, children’s talks, and mission spots.

Services are held every Sunday morning commencing at 10 am, and concluding around 11 am. There are also services on Good Friday and Christmas day.  During the service there is a children’s talk, and children are also welcome to attend Sunday school during the sermon in school terms.  Visitors and new members are always welcome. After the service we would love you to join us for morning tea in the Sunday school hall.

“Auld Kirk” is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of Australia. For more information visit the Australian Presbyterian Church website here or the Tasmanian Presbyterian Church site here.

Bible Studies & Other Groups

There are a number of regular Bible studies and other groups at Auld Kirk

MONDAY EVENINGS at the Auld Kirk. Fortnightly 7.30 to 8.30pm.

Contact Phil D pidasms@gmail.com

TUESDAY EVENINGS Ladies bible study at various locations . Fortnightly from 7 pm with a winter and Christmas / New Year recess.

Contact Deb 0409 537 588

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS Contact Phil S 0418 986 474

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS in George Town. 2nd & 4th Wednesday from 7 pm. Shared tea before hand.

Contact Phil D pidasms@gmail.com or Pam 0428 131 199

THURSDAY MORNINGS Ladies Bible study in George Town. 2nd & 4th Thursday 10.30 am to 12 md.

Contact Pam 0428 131 199

THURSDAY EVENINGS in Sidmouth. Fortnightly from 7 pm.

Contact Bruce 0434 131 904 or Wendy 0435 484 294


At the Auld Kirk the 4th Friday of the month from 10 am to 12 md. Each month there will be a featured craft or project to make, or bring your own project to work on.

Contact Glenda 0417 791 773


Friday nights monthly at the Auld Kirk during Spring & Summer

Contact Glenda 0417 791 773


Currently in recess. Held monthly on Saturdays mornings at various locations.

Contact Phil S 0418 986 474

Contact Us

Reverend Phil Simmonds 0418 986 474

Session Clerk : Steve Buckland 6396 3213

Cemetery Trust: Don Lockhart 6394 7293

Email: wtpcoffice@gmail.com

Church Address – 50 Auld Kirk Road, Sidmouth, Tasmania, Australia, 7270


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Malachi Part 1 – Introduction – 18th October 2020

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Hebrews 9 – Blood Sacrifice – Dealing with Sin – 11th October 2020

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