West Townsville, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1888

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Mary

Address: Ingham Street, West Townsville, Queensland,

Architect: Unknown

Traditional Owners: Bindal, Wulgurukaba people

Last Updated: 10/07/2022

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History and Architecture:

The Church was designed by the Rooney Brothers and built by Cowell & Holt in 1888. When St Mary's was erected by contractors Cowell & Holt in 1888, it was a simple rectangular structure with a nave and entrance porch. The present cedar pews in the nave date from this period.

Major alterations to the church were carried out in 1923 by Doig & Ritchie, under the supervision of Ardel Rooney of Rooneys Ltd. The building was widened to include transepts on either side of the main altar, side aisles and a sacristy.


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
1922 - Father Rowan
1936 - Father V. Taylor
2022 - Father Rod Ward


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