Victor Harbor, SA - St Joan of Arc Catholic

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Joan

Address: 32 Seaview Road, Victor Harbor, South Australia, 5211

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Ramindjeri and Ngarrindjeri people

Last Updated: 21/04/2023

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History and Architecture:

On 20th Feb. 1920 the Southern Cross reported that " matters were now so far advanced that Fr. Gurry has arranged for the laying of the foundation stone on Sunday March 7th at 3 p.m. by his Grace the Archbishop.

The Southern Cross newspaper described the great day. "The laying of the foundation stone of the new Catholic Church of St. Joan of Arc by his Grace the Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Spence took place on Sunday last, March 7th 1922.

The opening of St. Joan of Arc's Church arrived on 2 January 1921. The church was, in the absence of the Archbishop, blessed and opened by the Very Rev. Precentor Huley, attended by three visiting priests and Fr. Curry. 


These names are now in the Database and can be searched individually.

Years Name Annotation D.o.B D.o.D
1958 - 1963 Father Vincent Barry 1964
1964 - 1965 Father Michael Murphy
1965 - 1972 Father Thomas O'Rourke
1972 - 1981 Father Peter Monopoli 1934 2011
1981 - Father Thomas Horgan


The Organ was built in 1903 by J.E. Dodd for Church of the Epiphany in Crafers. It was installed in 1963 at St David's Anglican Church Burnside by J.E. Dodd & Sons Gunstar Organ Works. Installed in 1984-85 at present location & revoiced by George Stephens. It has 2m, 6spst, 3c, tr. Gt: 8 divided 4.2. Sw: 8.8. Ped: 16.


1. The Catholic Church Victor Harbour by Patricia Williams
2. Organ Historical Trust of Australia with permission.