Perth, WA - St Mary's Cathedral Catholic

Year Built: 1865

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Mary

Address: 17 Victoria Square, Perth, Western Australia, 6000

Architect: Joseph Ascione

Last Updated: 15/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

On 8 February 1863, Bishop Salvado laid the foundation stone of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on a reserve of land known as Victoria Square. Fr Martin Griver, later Bishop of Perth, was responsible for the building. The architect and master mason was Joseph Ascione. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was blessed and opened on 29 January 1865.

The building was designed by the late Mr MF Cavanagh, architect, in the English style of Perpendicular Gothic. The builders chosen for the work were AT Brine and Sons. The main building stone was limestone. A Sydney firm, Melocco Brothers, made the sanctuary mosaics based on designs taken from the ancient Irish Book of Kells. All stained glass windows were designed and executed by the firm of John Hardman of Birmingham, England.

For more history go to the church website here.


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
2020 - Father Richard Rutkauskas
2020 - Father C. J. Millen
2020 - Father Garner Vergara


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.