Ashburton, VIC - St Michael's Catholic (20959)
Year Built: 1955
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Last Updated: 13/09/2021
History and Architecture:
The first Mass was conducted by Father Patrick Loughnan on Sunday 11 December 1927 at the Ashburton Hall located on the corner of High Street and Johnston Street, just west of the shopping centre. On 26 April 1946 Ashburton was created a parish, entrusted to the care of Father John Ryan who had been an army chaplain. As the parish grew he had to buy more land from the government to meet the growing demands.
Fr Ryan oversaw the building of the present church, but tragically, 2 months before its completion he suffered a sudden heart attack.
A Foundation stone reads, "His Grace Most Rev D Mannix D.D. L.L.D. blessed and opened this memorial Church erected for the creator Glory of God and in Honour of St Michael 15th May 1955".
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1927 -||Father Patrick Loughnan||1958|
|1946 - 1955||Father John Ryan||1955|
|1955 - 1972||Father John Connellan||1987|
|1972 -||Father Phillip Smith|
|1998 -||Father Bill Attard|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.