Alice Springs, NT - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1967

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: 4 Hartley Street, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 0870

Architect: Andrew McPhee & Associates

Traditional Owners: Arrernte people

Last Updated: 06/04/2024

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History and Architecture:

In 1965 Fr. Dwyer MSC commenced preparation for the present church.  Construction of a new church was underway on Lot 56 in late 1967.  The foundation stone was blessed by Bishop JP O’Loughlin on 17th March, 1968.  The church was officially opened on 11th May, 1969.  Construction was by the Alice Springs firm Sitzler Brothers and the architect was Andrew McPhee.  A two-storey dormitory building was constructed at the rear of the convent in 1969.

The Artist Voitre Marek provided the Church with various sculptures in 1969. These can be viewed here.


This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
- Father Clunes Locum from Port Augusta
1929 - Father James Long
1938 - Father George Henschke 1954
1939 - 1949 Father H. V. Eather 1939
1965 - Father Dwyer 1970
1949 - Father Tierney


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. 2024 Simon Saunders for links to source references.


1. NT Modern Org website.
2. Deceased Clergy in Australia, 1788-2024.
3. Photo from NT