New Norfolk, TAS - St Peter's Catholic (8091)

Year Built: 1887

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: 2 Hillside Crescent, New Norfolk, Tasmania, 7140

Last Updated: 06/10/2021

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History and Architecture:

Archbishop Wilson's first efforts to obtain priestly ministration for the Norfolk district dated from June 19, 1850, when he suggested to the Comptroller-General of convicts that Fr. Woolfrey or one of the chaplains employed in the convict department, be placed at New Norfolk to itinerate for the spiritual care of pass-holders and persons holding tickets-of-leave" belonging to his Church in that township (New Norfolk) and the surrounding parts of the country, as far as Bothwell and Hamilton. In June 1850, there were 191 patients at the institution. One-third of these were Catholics. Willson pointed up the disparity between spiritual servicing of the Anglicans and Catholics in country areas.

A plaque on one front gate post reads, " In memory of the pioneer priests of this parish R.I.P.". The opposite post reads, " Memorial gates erected 1931 Rev T.J. O'Donnell".

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
1860 - 1861 Father George Hunter
1860 - 1861 Father Joseph Aloysius Sheehy 1892
1888 - 1928 Father James Murphy
1929 - 1931 Father T J. O'Donnell 1949
1931 - 1932 Father George Cullen 1987
1932 - 1945 Father Peter Adlum 1946
1945 - 1950 Father Vincent Allen 1981
1950 - 1975 Father Peter Murphy 1987
1975 - 1981 Father Peter O'Loughlin
1982 - 1993 Father Wilfred Egan 2004
1994 - 1995 Father John McKay
1995 - 2006 Father Michael Delaney
2007 - 2010 Father George Barker
2010 - Father Christopher Igboana Locum

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

Source:

1. Priceless Heritage, W.T. Southerwood.