Balwyn, VIC - All Hollows Catholic

Year Built: 1930

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: 19 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn, Victoria,

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri people

Last Updated: 11/05/2024

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History and Architecture:

The church was presumably named after the Irish theological college, All  Hallows College in Dublin, where the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr Daniel Mannix, had studied. The building and site, together with furnishings and ground improvements, cost £3964 in total (Advocate  16  January  1930:22). The Archbishop  of  Melbourne, Dr Daniel Mannix, laid the foundation stone and formally blessed the church-school, together with Fr D Gleeson, the first parish priest, at its opening in 1930. The Architect and builder was Robert Harper.

A foundation stone reads, " All Hallows This stone was laid by the Most Rev A.F. Fox D.D. on 26th November 1961. Rev Father Jams J Shorten Parish Priest".


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
1930 - 1933 Father D. Gleeson With Surrey Hills
1933 - 1941 Rev Dr Collins With Surrey Hills
1941 - Father Timothy Fitzpatrick With Surrey Hills
1959 - Father James J. Shorten 1993
2020 - Father Brenden Reed


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Church website.