Barwon Heads, VIC Holy Family Catholic

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: 103 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads, Victoria, 3226

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Eastern Maar & Wadawurrung People

Last Updated: 18/08/2023

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History and Architecture:

The Advocate Newspaper recorded on January 5th 1939 the Church was formally opened by His Grace the Archbishop on New Years Day. His Grace blessed the new church, assisted by the Right Rev. Mgr. R.S. Benson, P.P., V.F.; Very Rev. Dr. Lyons, Rev. J.H. O'Halloran, P.P.; Rev. Norman Hoare, P.P.; Rev. J. McDonald, P.P.; Rev. J.H. Cleary, Rev. P.J. O'Connor, Rev. K. Morrison, Rev. B. O'Connor, Rev. K. Broderick, Rev. E. Nowlan, Rev. J. Tresidder (master of ceremonies), Rev. B. Day, Rev. Fr. O'Donovan, Rev. Fr. Hehir, S.J.; Rev. Fr. Cowan, O.M.I.; Rev. Brother Doyle and other Brothers from St. Augustine's Orphanage, Geelong.

The design demonstrates original qualities of the interwar Carpenter Gothic style. These qualities include the crowstepped parapetted gable roof, with a minor parapetted gable porch projecting to the side north.


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
2019 - Rev Darien Sticklen


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Queenscliff Parish Centenary 1899 - 1999 Our Churches, Our Parishioners, and Our Memories. Susie Zada. SLTF 282.9452 Z1Q