Campbelltown, NSW - St John's Catholic

Year Built: 1887

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: John

Address: 35 Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown, New South Wales, 2560

Architect: Mr J.B. Barlow

Traditional Owners: Dharawal people

Last Updated: 16/05/2024

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History and Architecture:

Father James Dunne took charge of Campbelltown parish in 1886 and one of his first tasks was to look to a new parish church. In March 1886 he signed a contract with Mr Oliver Harley of Darlinghurst for the erection and completion of St John’s Church, Cordeaux Street for a sum of £1686. The architect was Mr J.B. Barlow and Mr Harley was bound to complete the church in 36 weeks. In June an additional contract was let for the adding of a chancel and sacristy together with the removal of the old water-closet and the building of two new ones for a cost of £350.

The Foundation stone was laid by Cardinal Moran and the church was officially opened by Cardinal Moran on 22 May 1887.


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
1884 - 1885 Father Augustus William Petre
1886 - 1933 Father James Dunne 1931
1933 - 1954 Father Arthur McHugh 1954
1954 - 1955 Father Thomas Vaughan Administrator 1968
1955 - 1957 Father Isadore Ekerick Administrator 1998
1957 - 1974 Father Thomas Grant Administrator
1974 - 1978 Father Peter Lewis Comensoli Administrator
1978 - 1985 Father Paul Ryan
1985 - 1997 Father Brian Jones
1997 - 2017 Father Michael Healy
2017 - Father John Ho


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. Church website.
2. Deceased Clergy in Australia, 1788-2024.