Clayfield, QLD - St Agatha's Catholic

Year Built: 1924

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Agatha

Address: 52 Orial Road, Clayfield, Queensland, 4011

Architect: J.P. Donoghue

Traditional Owners: Turrbal people

Last Updated: 06/12/2023

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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.

 

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
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

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

 

Source:

1. Heritage Brisbane website.
2. Deceased Clergy in Australia, 1788-present.
3. Church website.