Bondi Beach, NSW - St Anne's Catholic

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Anne

Address: 47 Mitchell Street, Bondi Beach, New South Wales, 2026

Architect: Joseph Fowell & Kenneth McConnel

Architectural Style: Romanesque

Traditional Owners: Bidjigal, Birrabirragal & Gadigal people

Last Updated: 02/04/2024

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History and Architecture:

The church was designed by Joseph Fowell and Kenneth McConnel, and built from 1934 to 1964 by R. M. Bowcock. It is also known as St. Anne's Church and St Anne's Shrine.

The initial brief for St Anne's Shrine required that the church be built in two stages as only half of the proposed budget of £20,000 was available. In 1934 only the back, southern section of the church including nave and aisles was completed. In 1957 a newly appointed Father Patrick Cunningham set up a Parish Building Fund to raise money for building the northern section of the church comprising sanctuary, sacristies and altar. In 1964 the completed church was solemnly blessed by the Archbishop of Sydney, Norman Thomas Cardinal Gilroy.

The foundations were built of sandstone from the quarry in Clyde Street, North Bondi.

Church was awarded the Sir John Sulman Medal by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 1935.


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
1926 - Father Daniel O'Sullivan
1957 - Father Patrick Cunningham


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


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