Ashbury, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1955

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Francis Xavier

Address: 54 Leopold Street, Ashbury, New South Wales, 2193

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Wangal and Cadigal people

Last Updated: 07/05/2024

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History and Architecture:

The Parish was established in 1928 with Fr McMahon as our first pastor.

The foundation stone for the first building was laid in 1929 and into the foundations was buried a stone which had come from the church in Malacca where St. Francis Xavier had preached the Gospel. In 1930 which was to have a significant and continuing influence on the life of the parish when five Ursuline sisters began teaching in the new primary school.

In 1955, the present church was opened and blessed by Cardinal Gilroy. The bell tower is 50 feet high and above the main entrance is a bronze figure of the patron St. Francis Xavier.

A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. This stone was solemnly blessed and placed for His Eminence Cardinal Gilroy by Most Rev I P Carroll D.D. D.C.L. on 16th May 1964".


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
1928 - Father McMahon
2024 - Father Richard Gates


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Church website.