Colac, VIC - St Mary's Catholic (20151)
Year Built: 1980
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Last Updated: 06/01/2021
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.*
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1852 - 1856||Fr J.I. Bleasdale|
|1856 -||Fr Patrick Birmingham|
|1857 - 1863||Fr M. Farrelly|
|1863 - 1913||Fr M. Nelan|
|1913 - 1929||Fr P. Kennelly|
|1929 -||Fr Dean D.R. Howell|
|1944 - 1965||Monsignor L. Conway|
|1965 - 1973||Monsignor H. Gleeson|
|1973 - 1978||Fr C. McKenzie|
|1979 -||Fr J. Martin|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
The Colac Parish 1844 - 1980 LTP 994.571C67F