Annerley, QLD - Mary Immaculate Catholic

Year Built: 1932

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: 616 Ipswich Road, Annerley, Queensland, 4103

Architect: J.P. Donoghue

Traditional Owners: Turrbal people

Last Updated: 06/12/2023

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History and Architecture:

A group of parishioners approached Archbishop James Duhig with a proposal to construct a building that could serve the parish as both a church and a school. Their request was approved and land was subsequently purchased by Archbishop Duhig for £814 in October 1912.
Only ten years after the opening of the original church, Archbishop Duhig announced that a new church would be built to meet the needs of the fast-growing parish.

The Foundation stone was laid in the midst of the Great Depression on 11 October 1931 by Archbishop Duhig. The total cost of the church was £10,451 of which £5,295 was raised by the time of the dedication. The church is a French Gothic style which dominates the south western corner of the site.

The church is a French Gothic style which dominates the south western corner of the site which it shares with a presbytery, convent, classroom buildings and other associated school facilities. The church and adjacent primary school were designed by J. P. Donoghue.

A full history can been seen on Wikipedia here.



These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1916 - Father James Gallagher
1918 - 1920 Father Timothy Moloney Curate
1929 - 1970 Father James D. Kelly 1970
1932 - 1934 Father James Concannon Asst
1934 - 1942 Father Bernard O'Shea Asst
1935 - 1935 Father John Healy Asst 1958
1943 - 1947 Father Cyril Shand Asst 1995
1947 - 1948 Father Terence Ganzer Asst 194
1948 - 1949 Father Thomas Fitzgerald Asst
1949 - 1949 Father Brian McMullan Asst
1949 - 1951 Father Bernard McLaughlin Asst 1991
1951 - 1952 Father John Clarke Asst 2003
1952 - 1953 Father John Daly Asst
1954 - 1962 Father Martin Doyle Asst
1963 - 1968 Father Rollo Enright Asst
1965 - 1966 Father James Browne Asst
1967 - 1969 Father Kieran Dalton Asst
1968 - 1968 Father Patrick Tynan Asst
1970 - Father Bernard McLaughlin
1980 - Father Stanley Griffith Asst
2023 - Father Adrian Sharpe


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Wikipedia for interior B&W photo and history.
2. Golden Jubilee of Mary Immaculate Church Building Annerley May 1932 - May 1982. P282.9431 GOL.
3. Deceased Clergy in Australia, 1788-present.