Campbelltown, NSW - St John's Catholic (Former)

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: John

Address: 13 George Street, Campbelltown, New South Wales, 2560

Architect: John Therry

Architectural Style: Georgian

Traditional Owners: Dharawal people

Last Updated: 16/05/2024

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History and Architecture:

A stuccoed brick Church of simple Georgian design. The arched window openings and pilasters are marked by projecting render work and quoins represent ashlar work. In 1886 it was converted to a convent school, a mezzanine floor being added at the same time. Church built by Father Therry between 1825 and 1841 an important ecclesiastical group of which the former Church is amongst the oldest Roman Catholic Churches in Australia.

The foundation stone of St John's Roman Catholic Church was laid on 12 December 1824.


Following names are on the other St Johns record.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1835 - 1838 Father John Therry
1838 - 1848 Father James Alipius Goold
1850 - 1877 Father John Paul Roche
1878 - 1883 Father John Paul Lynch


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1. Australian Heritage Database.