Glen Waverley, VIC - St Leonard's Catholic

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Leonard

Address: 349 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley, Victoria, 3150

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri people

Last Updated: 13/01/2023

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History and Architecture:

From its start in 1912 as a simple weatherboard church next to the Mechanics Institute, it has progressed from its original Springvale Road site south of Waverley Road to its present home, has occupied no fewer than three church buildings.

At the opening of the little church in 1912, Archbishop Carr praised the Catholics of Glen Waverley for "their fixed determination to hand down the Faith pure and unalloyed to their children", adding that such progress could only be effectively accomplished by spreading Catholic education.

Work commence in 1984 on the current Church building and was completed in the same year.


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

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1955 - 1970 Father Leo Ryan
1962 - Father Tony Hally Asst 1937 2011
1963 - Father Dennis Lynam
1964 - Father John McCrory
1968 - Father Anthony Doolan Asst
1970 - 1971 Father Jim Atkins
1971 - Father Bernie Mackin
1971 - 1992 Father Tom Foynes
1973 - Deacon Peter Ray Asst
1974 - Father Vincent Burke Asst
1977 - Father Frank Chamberlin
1977 - Father Peter Priestley
1983 - Father Joseph O'Shea Asst
1992 - 1994 Father Greg Handley
1994 - Father Michael Moody Asst
2017 - Father John Dowling


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.


1. 2 sites, three Churches, 5 Priests. A celebration of 50 Years of Catholic worship in Glen Waverley. SLTF 282.9451 H18T