North Melbourne, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Year Built: 1907

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Michael

Address: Corner Dryburgh & Brougham Streets, North Melbourne, Victoria, 3051

Architect: Grainger, Kennedy and Little

Traditional Owners: Wurundjeri people

Last Updated: 25/03/2024

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History and Architecture:

The Church was designed by the Melbourne Architects Grainger, Kennedy and Little. The Architects drawing's show a spire on the corner and mulit coloured brick work across the facade. The spire was never built. The cost of the building was 7,250 and was built by Tom Saunders of Carlton.

The Foundation stone was laid in June 1907 and the Church was opened in December of the same year and was opened on the first Sunday in December 1907. On the day the foundation stone was laid Archbishop Carr saw to it that two copies of the Catholic newpapers of the time were placed under the stone.


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
- Father Grasby
- Father V. Arthur
- Father P. J. Aylard
- Father G. Beasley
- Father Bleasdale - more details 1821 1884
- Father F. Bourke
- Father K Burke
- Father D. Burnard
- Father A. C. Caffarella
- Father A. Calleja
2020 - Father Joseph Ngoc Tan


The present organ, builder unknown (probably William Anderson). Installed in 1911 & rebuilt 1928 George Fincham & Sons Pty Ltd.
2 manuals, 13 speaking stops, 7 couplers, tubular-pneumatic action.
For a complete description and photos click here.


1. Prince of Angels. The story of St Michael's Church North Melbourne. 1907 - 2007. Lorna Hannan
2. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.