Colac, VIC - St Mary's Catholic (20151)

Year Built: 1980

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Mary

Address: Corner Calvert & Gellibrand Streets, Colac, Victoria, 3250

Last Updated: 17/12/2021

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History and Architecture:

On February 7 1850 Reverend Nicholas Coffey applied for two acres of land in Colac for the purposes of a Church, Scholl and a clergy residence. By March of the same year approval had been given by the Colonial Secretaries office in Sydney. The population in the Colac region in 1851 was 1,199 residents. 1980. Architect was Brian Dowling.*

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
1852 - 1856 Father John I Bleasdale - more details 1821 1884
1856 - Father Patrick Birmingham
1857 - 1863 Father Michael Farrelly 1906
1863 - 1913 Father M. Nelan
1913 - 1929 Father P. Kennelly
1929 - Father Dean D.R. Howell 1944
1944 - 1965 Monsignor L Conway
1965 - 1973 Monsignor H Gleeson
1973 - 1978 Father C. McKenzie
1979 - Father J Martin
2021? - Father Michael O'Toole

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

The Colac Parish 1844 - 1980 LTP 994.571C67F