Camberwell, VIC - Our Lady of Victories Catholic (20958)

Year Built: 1918

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: 548 Burke Road, Camberwell, Victoria, 3124

Last Updated: 05/07/2021

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History and Architecture:

The church is built of Barrabool stone, from Waurn Ponds, Geelong. The most prominent external feature is the cupola – the rounded copper dome adorning the church roof.

The foundation stone was laid on 25 May 1913, replacing an earlier church-school building dedicated to St John Berchman opened in 1887. The cost of the building was worked out at 4,589. The building was opened on 6 December 1918 before a crowd estimated at 80,000 and it was consecrated on 26 May 1925.

A Foundation stone reads, " This Foundation stone was laid by the Most Reverend T.J. Carr Archbishop of Melbourne 25th May 1913". A.A. Fritsch Architect ?? Harper Supervisor and Builder".

 

Clergy:

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
1889 - 1894 Father McGee
1895 - 1900 Father O'Callaghan
1910 - 1918 Father Robinson
1918 - 1935 Father O'Brian
1929 - 1932 Father Frank Molan Asst 1969
1932 - 1936 Father Nicholas Morrissey Asst 1948
1933 - 1942 Father Bernard O'Connor Asst
1935 - 1947 Father Gibbons
1936 - 1941 Father Timothy O'Sullivan Asst 1962
1941 - 1942 Father Patrick Egan Asst
1942 - Father John Cahir Asst 1968
1942 - 1945 Father George Vill Asst 1958
1942 - 1946 Father Patrick Shelton Asst 1956
1945 - 1947 Father Edward Fennessy Asst 1995
1946 - 1947 Father Edward Nowlan Asst 1990
1947 - 1949 Father Tom Murray Asst 1992
1947 - 1951 Father John Bracken 1982
1948 - 1968 Monsignor Martin
1949 - 1951 Father Alex Dunlop Asst 2006
1949 - Father Doug Lyons Asst
1949 - Father James English Asst
1951 - 1954 Father Leo Ryan Asst
1951 - 1954 Father Leo O'Hallaran Asst
1954 - 1962 Father John Brennan Asst 1995
1955 - 1958 Father Tom White Asst
1959 - Father Maurice Ahern Asst 1997
1959 - Father Gerard Dowling Asst
1959 - 1966 Father Kevin Garry Asst
1962 - 1964 Father Kevin Sweeney Asst
1965 - 1967 Father William Pierce Smark Asst 1996
1966 - 1967 Father Michael Fitzpatrick Asst
1967 - 1969 Father Patrick Harvey Asst
1968 - 1972 Father Michael McEntee Asst
1970 - 1974 Father Conquest 2006
1970 - 1975 Father Gerry O'Connor Asst
1972 - 1973 Father John Maguire Asst
1974 - 1977 Father Roger Ryan Asst
1975 - 1976 Father Ron Lowe Asst 2001
1975 - 1988 Father O'Driscoll
1976 - 1977 Father Tom Furey Asst
1977 - 1979 Father Gerry Smith Asst
1978 - 1979 Father Kevin Manning Asst 2011
1980 - 1983 Father William Van Kooy Asst 2002
1984 - 1986 Father Peter Waters Asst
1986 - Father David Daniel Asst
1988 - Monsignor Walsh
2021 - Father Brendan Reed

Organ:

The Organ was built by T.W. Magahy & Son, Cork, Ireland in 1920 at a cost of £3,000. Magahy himself launched the organ with a series of recitals in 1921. It was rebuilt in 1980 by George Fincham & Sons Pty Ltd.

A complete history of the Organ can be viewed here.

Source:

1. Our Lady of Victories Camberwell Centennial Celebrations. LH 282.94 OUR