Annerley, QLD - Mary Immaculate Catholic
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Architect: J.P. Donoghue
Traditional Owners: Turrbal people
Last Updated: 08/06/2023
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.
|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, 1788-2023.