Armadale, VIC - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Year Built: 1922
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Architect: Mr Moriarty
Last Updated: 14/07/2023
History and Architecture:
A contract for £1,121 was signed in August 1898 for the erection of the present building. This comprised the chancel, nave and aisles although the nave was not completed to its full length, and the tower and spire, located to the south of the chancel, together with a lofty and slender transept, were not built at this time.
A Foundation stone reads, "A.M.D.G. This stone was blessed and laid by the Most Rev. Daniel Mannix, LL.D., Archbishop of Melbourne, on 4th June, 1922. Rev. M I O'Brien, Pastor."
These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.
|1922 - 1942||Father M. I. O'Brien|
|1939 - 1942||Father P. Ryan||Asst|
|1942 - 1949||Father J. McHugh|
|1946 - 1958||Father J. Murtagh||Asst|
|1949 - 1961||Father F. Ryder|
|1952 - 1955||Father F. Lyons||Asst|
|1955 - 1955||Father W. Caffrey||Asst|
|1956 - 1960||Father H. McDonald||Asst|
|1960 - 1965||Father C. Barnett||Asst|
|1961 - 1966||Father M. Costigan||Asst|
|1961 - 1983||Father J. Opie||SAsst|
|1964 - 1965||Father F. Guerin||Asst|
|1965 - 1966||Father M. McGrath||Asst|
|1966 - 1966||Father J. Briglia||Asst|
|1966 - 1971||Father J. McCrter||Asst|
|1967 - 1969||Father W. Gill||Asst|
|1970 - 1972||Father J. Stuart||Asst|
|1971 - 1978||Father J. Brasier||Asst|
|1983 - 1986||Father A. Shaw||Asst|
|1983 - 1993||Father V. Curran|
|1987 - 1996||Father M. Coleridge||Asst|
|1993 -||Monsignor G. Cudmore|
|1997 -||Father W. Attard||Asst|
|2004 -||Father Brendan Hayes|
The Organ was built by William Anderson and installed in 1880 in the Presbyterian Church, St Kilda. Installed earlier church at Armadale 1892 and present church in 1899. Rebuilt in 1959 by S.I. Sakacs. Renovated by S.J. Laurie. It has 2 manuals, 16 speaking stops, electro-pneumatic action.
For a full description and photos click here.
1. Our Lady of Lourdes Armadale, 1922 - 1997. SLT 282.9451 W6976O
2. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.