Rosewood, QLD - St Brigid's Catholic

Year Built: 1909

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Address: 11 Railway Street, Rosewood, Queensland, 4340

Architect: Andrew Horan

Traditional Owners: Yuggera people

Last Updated: 12/04/2023

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History and Architecture:

Initially, Mass in the Rosewood district was celebrated in settlers' homes, and after 1875 in a room at The Rising Sun Hotel. This practice continued until the first St Brigid's Church was built in 1885. The Church was designed by Reverend Andrew Horan and built in 1909 by R J Murphy with alterations in 1935.  It was built on the day-labour system under the supervision of builder and contractor, R J Murphy.

The church is set on timber stumps, about 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) high, with battening between.

Roofs are of corrugated iron, with front and porch gables surmounted by a cross and decorated with triangular timber fretwork panels on curved metal brackets.


There are currently no clergy recorded for this church. Submissions are welcomed.


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