Clayfield, QLD - St Agatha's Catholic
Year Built: 1924
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Architect: S. S. Carrick
Traditional Owners: Turrbal people
Last Updated: 28/06/2023
History and Architecture:
The foundation stone of the new church was laid by Duhig on 10 August 1924. A sum of £1,150 was collected at the ceremony towards the cost of the building. This amount had increased to £2,400 by the church's opening. Donations ranged from small amounts to £200, including £25 from Hennessy and Hennessy, and £25 from Mrs T.C. Beirne. The church was built by S.S. Carrick of South Brisbane at a cost of £10,000. At the time of the opening ceremony, the church was not fully completed. “Shipping trouble” and a shortage of skilled labour caused building delays.
This Romanesque style polychromatic brick church was built to the design of local architect J.P. Donoghue during his partnership with Hennessy, Hennessy, Keesing and Co.
A full history can be seen here.
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1921 - 1939||Father Frank O'Connell||1940|
|1940 - 1968||Monsignor John English||1968|
|1968 - 1989||Father Vincent Rowan||2004|
|1989 - 1998||Father Bernard Wilson|
|1998 - 2015||Rev Dr Adrian Farrell|
|2015 - 2018||Father Anthony Mellor|
|2019 -||Father Kevin Smith|
|2020 -||Father Biju Thomas|
|2023 -||Father Neville Yun|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
1. Heritage Brisbane website.
2. Deceased Clergy in Australia, 1788-2023.
3. Church website.