Warrnambool, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic (20395)

Year Built: 1872

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Joseph

Address: 169 Kepler Street, Warrnambool, Victoria, 3280

Last Updated: 08/01/2021

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History and Architecture:

The church was constructed in Decorated Gothic style in blurstone quarried from a local quarry. Construction was commenced in 1869-1872 to the design of William Wardell, although possibly supervised by a local designer and resident, Samuel Parker. The western bays of the nave and the tower and broach spire were completed in 1886-1. The erection of the Church was blessed by Bishop Gould on 21 April 1872.

The Foundation stone of the second stage was laid by Bishop Mooreon 26 September 1886.

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
1882 - 1886 Father M. Shanahan
1886 - 1915 Monsignor J O'Dowd 1915
1915 - 1929 Monsignor J. F Marshall
1929 - 1947 Monsignor P. Kennelly
1947 - 1959 Monsignor E. Galligan
1959 - 1968 Monsignor Daniel O'Connell 1977
1968 - 1981 Monsignor Leo Fiscalini 1995
1981 - Father P. Bohan 2008

Organ:

Built in 1892 the Fincham and Hobday organ has 2012 pipes and was installed in 1893. At the time it cost 1,420 and was financed from a bequest of a parishioner James Dooley.