Claremont, TAS - St Bernard's Catholic

Year Built: 1958

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Bernard

Address: 27 Wyndham Road, Claremont, Tasmania, 7011

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Palawa people

Last Updated: 22/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

The Marist Fathers took charge of St. Bernard's Parish, Claremont, when Father O'Halloran, SM, came as parish priest in February 1958. Archbishop Guilford Young blessed and opened St. Bernard's Church, in Wyndham Road on April 20, 1958. Working bees organised by Father J. C. Wallis (Claremont was served from Glenorchy before the Marists came) had helped keep costs low. Father Wallis chose the name "St. Bernard's" because of the saint's outstanding devotion to Our Lady. Before the church was built, Claremont Catholics went to Mass at Cadbury's Hall, and later in the local Memorial Hall.



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
1958 - 1959 Father O'Halloran
1962 - Father Leon F. Dowden
1962 - 1965 Father Tom Moloney
1965 - Father Vin McCabe
1968 - Father Pat McCabe Asst
2020 - Father Suresh Sesusion


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


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