Boort, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1928

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: 110 Lake View Street, Boort, Victoria, 3537

Architect: J. & B. Keogh

Traditional Owners: Dja Dja Wurrung people

Last Updated: 15/08/2023

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History and Architecture:

Catholic services were held in homes and halls in the district from 1865 by priests visiting from Inglewood, and from 1876, St. Arnaud.

The first church, a wooden building, was built in Boort in the 1890s.

A new building was erected in the 1920s with funds raised largely through a Queen Competition. The church was designed by J. and B. Keogh of Melbourne and built by E. Booth and Sons at a cost of £3302 5s. in 1927. The brick Gothic-style church was opened on New Year's Day in 1928 by His Lordship Bishop Foley of Ballarat. Alterations were made to the vestry c1987.

The former weatherboard church was purchased by a local builder and shifted for use as a workshop at the rear of the house on the corner of Lake View Street North and King Street.

A Foundation stone reads, "This Church was blessed and opened by the Most Reverend D. Foley D.D. Bishop of Ballarat January 1st 1928 Rev C.J. Kelly P.P."


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
1885 - 1900 Father Michael Costello Locum
1900 - 1917 Father E. Goldanich
1913 - 1916 Father Charles Mulcahy Asst 1968
1917 - Father C. Kelly 1940
1949 - Father Charles Mulcahy 1968
2020 - Father Eugene McKinnon
2020 - Father Jim McKay Asst


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


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