Annandale, NSW - St Brendan's Catholic (10033)

Year Built: 1912

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Brendan

Address: Corner Johnson & Collins Streets, Annandale, New South Wales, 2038

Last Updated: 14/08/2021

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History and Architecture:

The first congregation of the newly established parish met for Mass in the Council Chambers on Sunday 6 March 1898. There were about fifty people present.*

A block of land at the corner of Trafalgar and Johnson Streets was purchased and it was proposed to build a church school and convent. The Architect was Joseph Sheerin. The Church was of Gothic style, 100ft long by 41ft wide and from the floor to the roof 50ft.*

In October 1905 Father Rohan was able to purchase the block of land at the corner of Johnson and Collins Streets with a building included which was to become the convent.*

The Foundation stone of today's church was laid on 11 August 1912 by the Most Reverend Dr Kelly Archbishop of Sydney. The Church was opened on 1 June 1913 by Archbishop Kelly.*

The altar of the church was hand carved in dark Oak. The high alter at first had only one spire. Three years later two smaller spires were added.*

Clergy:

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
1898 - 1948 Fr E. Rohan 1953
1914 - Fr Troy
1917 - Fr W. Bonett 1928
1918 - Fr I. O'Loughlan
1920 - Fr F. Dwyer 1929
1921 - 1924 Fr E. Fitzpatrick
1926 - 1931 Fr C. Donavan
1932 - 1933 Fr Couglan
1934 - 1937 Fr P. Kerwick 1939
1938 - Fr B. Hudson 1974
1939 - Fr F. Kerrigan
1940 - Fr F. Martin 1916
1941 - Fr Wallace
1942 - Fr E. Wynne
1943 - 1944 Fr James Byrne 1998
1945 - Fr H. Ryan
1946 - 1947 Fr M. Weatherall 1995
1948 - Fr J. Keogh
1948 - Fr F.M. Wetherall
1949 - 1983 Fr Cletus Joseph Heffernan 1993
1983 - 1986 Father John Walsh
1986 - Father David Vaughan
- Father Julian Porteous
2010 - Rev John Milliken

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

St Brendan's a Journey. The story of an Australian Catholic Parish.1898 - 1998. Julian Porteous. STL 282.944125