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Albury, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Albury, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1843

Address: Corner Olive & Smolett Streets, Albury, New South Wales, 2640

Father Charles Lovat, a pioneer priest from Yass, celebrated Albury's first Catholic mass on November 25, 1843 in a much smaller building at a different location. The present Church was opened on November 24, 1872. The priest who planned its construction was buried behind the altar. He was Dr. Michael McAlroy, Albury's parish priest from…

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Boorowa, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Boorowa, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1865

Address: Queen Street, , Boorowa New South Wales, 2586

The church was established in 1865 and construction of the current church was completed in 1877. The first Mass was conducted in fact iin 1837 by Father Brennan from Yass. Its a Gothic church of blue granite and sandstone both locally quarried. Its 35m in length by 19m wide with ceiling and rafters made from stained timber. The roof is…

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Coorparoo, QLD - St James Catholic

Coorparoo, QLD - St James Catholic

Address: 165 Old Cleveland Road, , Coorparoo Queensland, 4151

A plaque on the church wall reads, On the 25th of January 1925 on the feast of St Paul the Apostle this first stone of the church erected to the glory of God under the title and patronage of St James the Apostle was blessed and placed by the most Reverend J Duhig D.D. Archbishop of Brisbane in the reign of Pope Pius Eleventh with the…

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Crows Nest, QLD - St Mathews Catholic

Crows Nest, QLD - St Mathews Catholic

Year Built: 1900

Address: Esk Street, Crows Nest, Queensland, 4355

The church was built, and opened in 1900, and named St Matthew's in honour of the donor of the land. The Sisters of St. Joseph to the Parish, and the building of the Convent school was opened on 15 July, 1917. As of 2007 the church did not have a resident Priest.

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Lilydale, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Lilydale, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: Corner Jones & Clarke Street, , Lilydale Victoria, 3140

The first services were held in the Commerford family home in Edwards Street and on occasions in the de Castella's home. In 1863 Dr Fitzpatrick applied for 2 acres at the corner of Jones and Clarke Streets. In May 1864 work commenced on a small wooden building which was completed in January 1865. In mid 1869 Father Finn was suggesting…

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Toowoomba, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Toowoomba, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1863

Address: 154 James Street, , Toowoomba Queensland, 4350

The first Church was erected in 1863 under the guidance of the first Parish Priest, Father Fulgentius Hodebourg. This small wooden Church-school soon became too small for the ever growing congregation and was expanded in 1880, only to be burnt down the day after completion.

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Wangaratta, VIC - St Patricks Catholic

Wangaratta, VIC - St Patricks Catholic

Address: 1 Ford Street, , Wangaratta Victoria, 3677

This is an example of the Gothic Revival style. The original sanctuary and nave are a typical example of Wardell's work and are notable for their simplicity and liturgical correctness. The superb triple lancet stained glass window is a distinctive feature of this section. The west front and tower are elaborately composed and although…

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