Yarram, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1915

Denomination: Roman Catholic

Saint: Mary

Address: 5 Buckley Street, Yarram, Victoria, 3971

Architect: A.A. Fritsch

Traditional Owners: Gunaikurnai people

Last Updated: 26/01/2023

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History and Architecture:

The Church was built at the request of Bishop Phelan who laid the foundation stone 10th October 1915. He also opened and blessed the completed buildings which had cost in the vicinity of £4000 but, with donations and proceeds of St. Patrick's Day Sports, by September 1917 the debt had been reduced to £1550.

A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. This Memorial stone was blessed by The Most Revd Patrick Phelan D.D. Bishop of Sale October 10th 1915. Revd P. Sterling Pastor A.A. Fritsch FRVIA Architect - F & E Deacue builders".

A further memorial sotne reads, " Extensions to this Church were blessed by his Lordship The Most Rev. Patrick Francis Lyons D.D. Bishop of Sale on 16th June 1963 Rev E. Hynes Parish Priest".


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
- 1901 Father Daniel Shanahan 1932
1901 - 1913 Father J. Nolan 1949
1914 - 1949 Father P. Sterling 1949
1915 - 1917 Father P. Sterling
1915 - 1917 Father O'Connor Relieving Father Sterling 1937
1949 - 1952 Father Crowe
1953 - 1969 Father E. Hynes
1969 - Father J. Ward
1969 - Father Shanley Asst
1969 - Father Spiteri Asst
1969 - Father Kaloos Asst
1972 - Father J. F. Rowe
1985 - 1987 Father Bernie Mahony
1987 - Father John Allen


No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.



1. Companions of the Journey Centenary of St Mary's Parish Yarrum. 1892 - 1992. 282.9456 COM