After more than 150 years of serving the Ross community, St John's Church will be put up for sale by the Anglican Church - but one group is hoping to save it.
The Friends of St John's Church wants to purchase the historic building for the community to create a non-denominational church setting for baptisms, weddings, funerals and public and private events.
Anglican Bishop of Tasmania Richard Condie revoked the statement of consecration, issued 150 years ago in May 1869, at the final service in September.
One of the group's organisers Christine Robinson said the heritage-listed property had not held regular services for some time.
"It's all about the building, we just want to maintain it so the community and public at large can make use of this beautiful building," she said.
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"You really need to see inside to fully appreciate what's there, the stained glass windows lit up are just magical.
"The Anglican Church may be surrendering their history but the Friends of St John's and the Ross community aren't about to surrender theirs."
The building is one of 73 properties listed to be sold by the state's Anglican diocese to support the National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutionalised sexual abuse.
The group requested a key to show the wider community inside the building to grow support to keep it in community hands but the diocese has denied this until an agreement on the sale of the building is met.