Wollombi, NSW - St Michael the Archangel Catholic (10279)
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Last Updated: 05/01/2021
History and Architecture:
The Foundation stone was laid on 30 September 1840 by the Reverend John Polding. From 1843 services were held in the Gothic-style church, built of locally quarried sandstone.Erected beside Wollombi Brook, the church suffered damage in the 1893 flood and was moved to higher ground in Maitland Road, where it remains. In October of that year Bishop James Murray laid a new foundation stone.
The church was put up for auction some 100 years after it was erected and three local families purchased the church for the local community. its possible the only privately owned Catholic church in Australia.
There are currently no clergy recorded for this church. Submissions are welcomed.