Heidelberg, VIC - St John's Catholic

Year Built: 1909

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: John

Address: Corner Cape & Yarra Streets, Heidelberg, Victoria, 3084

Architect: William W Wardell

Architectural Style: Later Gothic

Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri people

Last Updated: 19/03/2024

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History and Architecture:

The Foundation stone was laid on 5 September 1909 by the Most Reverend Dr Carr Archbishop of Melbourne.


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
1909 - Rev P M Parker
1925 - Father John Byrne
2020 ? - Father Joel Peart
2023 - Father Kishore Reddy Gade Asst


The first organ was built in c1960 by S.I. Sakacs. Remodelled in c1967. It had no pedals. Second organ, see: Deer Park. St Peter Chanel's Catholic Church. Present organ was built in 1890 by Alfred Fuller for the St Mary's Catholic Church, Echuca. Installed in 1970 at the St Mary's Redemptorist Monastery, Ballarat. Restored  & installed at present location in 2000 by Wakeley Pipe Organs. It has 2m, 10spst, 4c, tr. Gt: Sw: Ped: 16.


1. Organ Historical Trust of Australia