Lancefield, VIC - St Mary's Catholic (20480)

Year Built: 1872

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Mary

Address: 27 Chauncey Street, Lancefield, Victoria, 3435

Last Updated: 01/03/2021

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History and Architecture:

In 1866 an application was made for one acre of land to be set aside for church purposes. This was later increased to 2 acres. The land was gazetted in 1869. Services were held in the local Court House until the church was built in 1872. The Town Hall was also used for services as was the home of the Conways.

The design of the church was to be 50 feet x 6 feet with a vestry of 10 feet x 10 feet. A tower was also included in the design but this was never built. The foundation stone was laid on 19 October 1872 and the church was opened on 15 December 1873.

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
1849 - 1854 Father Clarke
1856 - Father Dean Geoghegan
1854 - 1861 Father O'Rourke
1861 - 1870 Father Brannigan
1870 - 1906 Father Farrelly 1906
1906 - 1932 Father William Harnett
1932 - 1941 Father Timothy Daly
1941 - 1949 Father F Kissane 1974
1949 - 1951 Father A. O'Neil
1951 - 1954 Father F MCGuire
1954 - 1959 Father M. O'Sullivan
1959 - 1964 Father T. Mulligan
1964 - 1979 Father Timothy J O'Callaghan 1881
1979 - 1991 Father Alex Dunlop 2006
1992 - 1994 Father T. Bergin
2010 - Father George O'Connor
2020 ? - Father Martin Fleming

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.