Nhill, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic (20219)

Year Built: 1899

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Patrick

Address: 33 Leahy Street, Nhill, Victoria, 3418

Last Updated: 06/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

The original church was destroyed by a cyclone on 19 November 1897. Plans for a new church were supplied by Michael Ryan. Brickwork was carried out by W.A. Lamber and James Fyvie, carpentry and plumbing by W.G. Gunn and the bricks were supplied by Sawyer and Co of Horsham.

Work commenced in August 1898 and the dedication service ok place on 5 March 1899.

In 1936 a church hall was donated by Dr Thomas Ryan brother of J.P. Ryan and other members of his extended family.

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
1889 - 1896 Father Dean D.R. Howell 1944
1896 - 1899 Father D Foley
1899 - 1900 Father R Riordon
1900 - 1917 Father M. Jones 1949
1917 - 1931 Father M D Daly 1948
1931 - Father William McGrath 1965
1936 - 1938 Father C. Healy 1981
1938 - 1939 Father M. Philbin 1977
1939 - 1941 Father P. Callaghan 1962
1941 - 1942 Father Timothy Daly 1978
1942 - 1945 Father T. Linane 1991
1945 - 1950 Father William McGrath 1965
1946 - 1950 Father V. Spraules
1950 - 1957 Father P. Callaghan 1962
1954 - 1958 Father E. O'Brien
1958 - Father P. Culiigan
1958 - 1965 Father T. Linane 1991
1965 - 1966 Father D Dunne 1996
1966 - 1967 Monsignor F McKenzie 1999
1967 - 1970 Father P. Bohan 2008
1970 - Father J Farrell
1975 - Father M. O'ole
1975 - 1978 Father P. Brennan
1978 - 1984 Father P McGuire
1984 - 1987 Father W van de Camp
1987 - 1988 Father K. O'Brien
1988 - Father W O'Halloran

Organ:

The current organ, when used in the church was donated by a parishioner.