Pyrmont, NSW - St Bede Catholic (10043)

Year Built: 1867

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Bede

Address: 43 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, New South Wales, 2009

Last Updated: 04/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

Pyrmont was isolated from the city initially and early development in the area was generally related to waterfront industries, such as shipyards.

The construction of the Church in 1867 was by volunteer labour.

A small, early, Victorian Gothic style Church constructed of dressed ashlar sandstone with a slate tile gable roof. It is simple in details, with pointed arch windows, parapeted gable ends with carved stone Crucifixes as finials and buttressed walls.

The presbytery is an ashlar sandstone, gable roofed house with a projecting faceted bay and front verandah of rendered brick. The projecting bay has a basement floor with pointed arch windows and the upper level windows are round arched. The school building is a rectangular, gable roofed, brick building with a skillion roofed wing along the north side. The gable end parapet to the street frontage is stepped from both sides up to the centre and there is a small entry porch in the centre of this facade.

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
1875 - Rev T. McCarthy
2010 - Father Colin Fowler

Organ:

Geoffrey Kendall 1980s. This organ was broken up in 2010 to be replaced by a second hand Mller 'Artiste' organ from the USA.