Shepparton, VIC - St Brendan's Catholic (20358)
Year Built: 1876
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Last Updated: 03/12/2021
History and Architecture:
The very first Mass held in the Shepparton area was held in 1876.*
The first reference to St Brendan's church was made in the Advocate Newspaper of 16 July 1881 when it mentioned the drawing of an Art Union for the St Brendan's Presbytery. The names of the Architect and builder are not known due to a fire that destroyed the records.*
The first Church was opened and dedicated on 25 May 1879 with the Right Reverend Dr Crane assisting Fathers Scanlan and Kennedy with 400 people attending.*
In 1883 it was decided to enlarge the church as the population of Shepparton had grown so large that the church could not hold enough Mass's. Tenders were called on 13 November for the enlargement and plastering of the church. By the following February the new enlarged church was dedicated by Dr Reville O.S.A.*
A fire destroyed the church on 29 January 1900 but by 11 November the same year had been re built. By 1924 further enlargements had been carried out.*
This list may not contain every serving cleric, past or present, for this church.
Further submissions welcomed.
|1880 - 1884||Father Michael Kennedy||1905|
|1884 - 1887||Father Michael O'Connor|
|1887 - 1896||Father James McCarthy||1927|
|1896 - 1908||Very Rev Dean Timothy Murphy|
|1908 - 1910||Very Rev Dean James Gaffney|
|1910 - 1937||Right Rev Monsignor Denis Hogan||V.G.||1937|
|1937 - 1946||Right Rev Monsignor Peter Mahoney|
|1946 - 1949||Very Rev Dean Richard Kelly||R.I.||1949|
|1949 -||Right Rev Monsignor Thomas Murphy|
|1962 -||Right Rev Monsignor Anthony Bones||V.F.|
No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.
The New Rush, the History of St Brendan's Parish, 1880 - 1980. SLT 282.94541 SH4M