Camden, NSW - St Paul's Catholic (10316)

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Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Paul

Address: 33 John Street, Camden, New South Wales, 2570

Last Updated: 25/08/2020

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History and Architecture:

The Church was established in 1859 when the great Archbishop Polding was still in office as Archbishop of Sydney and the indomitable pioneer priest of the Australian Church, Father John Joseph Therry, who had certainly proclaimed the Word of God in the Camden area, was approaching the end of his days as Parish Priest of Balmain. Early Church records show that by the year 1873 Camden, still a tiny parish judged by present-day standards, could lay claim to a Catholic population of only 192 souls”.

A little earlier in 1845 a church had been built but was soon outgrown. So steps were taken to build a larger church which was commissioned in 1859 and completed later in the same year, just nine months after its foundation stone was laid. That historic church remains today as a chapel primarily for midweek Mass.

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
1986 - 1988 Father Sean Cullen
1988 - 1990 Father Leo Duck
1991 - 1992 Father Mark O'Keefe
2001 - 2006 Father David Catterall
2007 - 2010 Father Richard Healey
2014 - 2019 Father Joseph Nguyen

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Extracts:

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