Echuca, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1890

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Mary

Address: Corner Percy & Hare Street, Echuca, Victoria, 3564

Architect: T.A. Kelly

Last Updated: 14/01/2023

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History and Architecture:

The first St Mary's was a wooden structure built in 1866 on the same location as todays Church stands.

The work that was completed by 1877 embraced a Nave 28' wide by 15' long, intercepted by transepts 75' by 24' from which projected ar octagonal apse 28' by 22. The work was completed in 1889 by the removal of the older wooden portion of the nave and the construction in bnct of the remaining western part of the nave, entrances, tower and spire

The grand opening and dedication of the completes church was conducted on Pentecost Sunda'', 241h May 1890, with the principal celebrant being Right Rev Dr Pc:Mlle. D.D. CoAdjutor Bishop of Sandhurst and the Very Rev Prior Coleman 0 S.A was Master of Ceremonies.

A further brick church was added in 1890.


These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1875 - 1877 Father Daniel Francis O'Connell
1875 - 1876 Father John Patrick Carolan Curate
1876 - 1878 Father Nicholas Bassetto
1877 - Father John Lawless Asst
1877 - 1886 Father James McGillicuddy
1878 - 1880 Father John Patrick Carolan Curate
1879 - Father Patrick English
1880 - 1886 Father James McCarthy
1881 - 1882 Father W. O'Callahan
1884 - 1886 Father Michael J. Gilsenan
1886 - Father Daniel Kerrin
1886 - 1887 Father Nicholas Crane
1898 - Father William O'Bryne
2014 - Father Desmond Welladsen
2022 - Father Novelito Lim


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


Photo by E.J.C. 2008


1. Kyabram Catholic Heritage Ever Ancient Ever New. 282.9454 K98S
2. The Centenary of St Mary's Parish Echuca 1875. 1975. LTP 282.94541 EC46A