Port Melbourne, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic (20280)

Year Built: 1881

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Joseph

Address: 95 Stokes Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 3207

Last Updated: 07/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

Opened in 1881. Refurbished in 1999. On 7 May 1882 the Carmelites celebrate their first Mass in St Joseph's Church, Port Melbourne, Fathers Butler and Shaffrey having accepted charge of the newly-formed parish of Sandridge.

Fr John Scanlon was prior and parish priest in Port Melbourne from 1909-1919, and after his term of office in Adelaide, returned to Port Melbourne in 1923 where he spent most of the remainder of his life. The former Priory in Beaconsfield Parade was acquired by the Brigidine Sisters as a Novitiate.

For more historical information go to the church web site.

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
1909 - 1919 Father John Scanlon 1940
1919 - Father Ronayne
1919 - Father Robert Power 1933
1921 - 1929 Father Peter O'Dwyer
1923 - Father McCaffrey
1923 - Father McDermott
2010 - Father David Hoffman

Organ:

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.