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Grong Grong, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Grong Grong, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: Balaro Street, , Grong Grong New South Wales, 2652

The Church was completely destroyed by fire in 1917. The Church was re built between 1917 and 1922 and reopened in 1918 by His Lordship Dr Gallagher Bishop of Goulburn.

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Gulgong, NSW - St John the Baptist Catholic

Gulgong, NSW - St John the Baptist Catholic

Year Built: 1885

Address: Bayly Street, , Gulgong New South Wales, 2853

The Church was built in 1885 at a cost of £2250. The design is Flemish bonding on red brickwork. It replaced an earlier Catholic Church which was built during the town's first goldrush.

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Gundagai, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Gundagai, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1885

Address: 121 Sheridan Street, Gundagai, New South Wales, 2722

The church was built in 1885 which replaced an 1859 church opened by Rev. Michael McAlroy. The church is of neo-gothic style. The architect EC Manfred studied under Edmund Blacket who also designed the Church of England in Tumut, and the St Andrew’s Cathedral, George Street Sydney.

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Gundaroo, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Gundaroo, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1881

Address: Corner Harp & Morning Street, , Gundaroo New South Wales, 2620

Established in 1881.

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Gungal, NSW - St Anthony of Padua Catholic

Gungal, NSW - St Anthony of Padua Catholic

Year Built: 1911

Address: 2757 Golden Highway, , Gangul New South Wales, 2333

A plaque reads, "Celebrating the Centenary of St Anthony's Catholic Church 1911 - 2011".

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Gunning, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Gunning, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1973

Address: 1 Cullavin Street, , Gunning New South Wales, 2581

‘A rubblestone Catholic Church was built in 1860 under the leadership of Rev. Michael McAlroy of Yass. A resident priest, Father Gaffey was appointed in 1880, which established the parish and served other village churches at Collector, Breadalbane and Gurrundah. The Sisters of Mercy arrived in 1901 to conduct a school. They erected a new…

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Guyra, NSW - St Mary of the Angles Catholic

Guyra, NSW - St Mary of the Angles Catholic

Year Built: 1908

Address: 47 Malpas Street, , Guyra New South Wales, 2365

A Foundation stone reads, " Church of St Mary the Angles - This stone was laid by the Right Rev Dr O'Connor Bishop of Armidale on the 15th March 1908".

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Gymea, NSW - St Catherine Laboure Catholic

Gymea, NSW - St Catherine Laboure Catholic

Address: 123 Gymea Bay Road, , Sutherland New South Wales, 2227

The first Mass was celebrated at Gymea School of Arts in 1931.

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Hall, ACT - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Hall, ACT - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1907

Address: 220 Victoria Street, , Hall Australian Capital Territory, 2618

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was blessed and laid 9th June 1907 by Most Rev John Gallagher D.D. Bishop of Goulburn Very Rev J.F. Leonard P.P.".

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Hamilton, QLD - St Cecilia's Catholic

Hamilton, QLD - St Cecilia's Catholic

Address: 24 College Street, , Hamilton Queensland, 4007

The property on which the church stands was purchased by the Catholic Church in January 1913 at a cost of £1450. The church was designed by notable architect Thomas Ramsay Hall and is a fine example of the Federation Carpenter Gothic style of architecture. A brick addition to the church porch was constructed in 1956.

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Hamilton, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Hamilton, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Address: 23 Dinwoodie Street, , Hamilton Victoria, 3300

In the early days Hamilton was part of the Portland Parish and hence Ministers came from there. The first Mass was held on 22 May 1848 by Father Kavanagh. The first part of the Church to be opened was conducted on 12 August 1866. The work commenced by Father Kavanagh was completed by the laying of a memorial stone on 30 May 1900 by…

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Hampton, VIC - Our Lady of Perpetual Succour & St Andrews Catholic

Hampton, VIC - Our Lady of Perpetual Succour & St Andrews Catholic

Address: 40 Ludstone Street, , Hampton Victoria, 3188

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Hampton, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Hampton, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1925

Address: 59 Holyrood Street, , Hampton Victoria, 3188

In 1924 the Sandringham parish priest, Father Mangan, bought land for this purpose at a cost of £2,000. The land Father Mangan had to purchase was part of the Margarita Estate, approximately 20 acres of land stretching from South Road to Holyrood Street. Dr Henry Backhaus, a priest who had moved to the area from Bendigo upon his…

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Hampton. VIC - Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic

Hampton. VIC - Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic

Address: 441 Bluff Road, , Hampton Victoria, 3188

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Hanwood, NSW - St Anthony Catholic

Hanwood, NSW - St Anthony Catholic

Year Built: 1972

Address: Ash Street, , Hanwood New South Wales, 2680

Tiziano Forlico was the Architect/builder for the Church. It celebrated its 50th year anniversery in 2023. The Foundation stone was laid on 3 December 1972 by the Most Reverend F.P. Carroll D.D Bishop of Wagga Wagga.

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Harden, NSW - St Anthony's Catholic

Harden, NSW - St Anthony's Catholic

Year Built: 1934

Address: Albury Street, , Harden New South Wales, 2587

The Foundation stone was laid on 17 June 1934 by the Bishop of Goulburn the Most Reverend John Barry D.D.

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Harrietville, VIC - St Francis of Assisi Catholic

Harrietville, VIC - St Francis of Assisi Catholic

Address: 215 Great Alpine Road, , Harrietville Victoria, 3741

Originally located in Buckland it was moved to its present site in 1922.

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Harris Park, NSW - Our Lady of Lebanon Co Cathedral

Harris Park, NSW - Our Lady of Lebanon Co Cathedral

Address: 40 Alice Street, , Harris Park New South Wales, 2150

On the 10th of December 1972, Our Lady of Lebanon’s hall and school was blessed and officially opened. From December 1972 until 1978, the hall was used as a Church while the development of the Church complex continued. On August 6th 1978, the Church was officially opened and blessed by Archbishop Abdo Khalifé.

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Harris Park, NSW - St Oliver Plunkett Catholic

Harris Park, NSW - St Oliver Plunkett Catholic

Year Built: 1929

Address: 35 Wigram Street, , Harris Park New South Wales, 2150

The Freemans Journal of 17 October 1929 described the laying of the foundation stone as thus, The building is of brick and is being built on a block of ground adjacent to the home of the Sisters of Mercy, who have their College at Parramatta. The ground, which is about three-quarters of an acre, was bought for £1254, and the building,…

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Hartley, NSW - St Bernard's Catholic

Hartley, NSW - St Bernard's Catholic

Year Built: 1848

Address: Old Great Western Highway, , Hartley New South Wales, 2790

A historical plate reads, Completed in c1848, the Church was funded by popular subscription, led by two prominent Irish families of the Hartley district: the Finns and the Grants. Designed and built by Alexander Binning, the church is made from sandstone sourced from a quarry at South Bowenfels, near Lithgow. Prior to the construction…

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Hastings, VIC - Immaculate Conception Catholic

Hastings, VIC - Immaculate Conception Catholic

Address: 71 Marine Parade, , Hastings Victoria, 3915

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Hawthorn, VIC - Immaculate Conception Catholic

Hawthorn, VIC - Immaculate Conception Catholic

Year Built: 1869

Address: 345 Burwood Road, , Hawthorn Victoria,

The first section was built in 1867-69 and the chancel choir and tower were built in 1891, followed by further additions in 1913, 1921, and 1961. The spatially complex interior includes three Eastern apses of equal height and incorporates stained glass by Ferguson, Urie & Lyon; Mayer, Montgomery and Brooks Robinson. Constructed in…

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Haymarket, NSW - St Peter Julian Catholic

Haymarket, NSW - St Peter Julian Catholic

Address: 641 George Street, , Haymarket New South Wales, 2000

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Healesville, VIC - St Bridget's Catholic

Healesville, VIC - St Bridget's Catholic

Year Built: 1899

Address: Corner High & Ryrie Streets, , Healesville Victoria, 3777

November 1899 saw the first new parish mission established in Healesville by Reverend Patrick Gleeson who had arrived in Melbourne from Ireland on September 9. He had already served at West Melbourne, Mansfield, Castlemaine and St Kilda East before arriving in Healesville. At the turn of the 20th century St Bridget's Hall on the…

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Heathcote, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Heathcote, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1917

Address: Corner Ebden & Pohlman Street, , Heathcote Victoria, 3523

The first priest to administer to the catholics in the Heathcote area was the Rev. Fr. Charles Clarke, who had arrived in Kilmore on April 20 1849. It was at this time that the Bishop of Melbourne, James Alipius Goold, created Kilmore a separate mission from Melbourne. His Parish extended all the way to Gisborne, Woodend, Kyneton,…

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Heidelberg, VIC - St John's Catholic

Heidelberg, VIC - St John's Catholic

Year Built: 1909

Address: Corner Cape & Yarra Streets, , Heidelberg Victoria, 3084

The Church was designed by William W Wardell and commenced in 1860 under the supervision of J B Denny. It was completed in 1909 largely to Wardell's design, under Kempson and Conolly. The Foundation stone was laid on 5 September 1909 by the Most Reverend Dr Carr Archbishop of Melbourne.

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Helensburgh, NSW - Holy Cross Catholic

Helensburgh, NSW - Holy Cross Catholic

Year Built: 1986

Address: 4 McMillan Street, , Helensburgh New South Wales, 2508

From the Churches website an extract reads, "In an old ledger of the Bulli Parish on 13 April 1893 the opening of the Church of Holy Cross at Helensburgh was recorded. Construction took place in two stages, the first commencing in 1890. It is on record that the church cost approximately £150. It was a timber and weatherboard building on…

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Helidon, QLD - St Joseph's Catholic

Helidon, QLD - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: Gunn Street, , Helidon Queensland, 4344

The local Hotel owner Mr Daniel Lynch donated the land where the church is located. Initially known as St Andrews St Josephs was opened in December 1866. In mid 1874 the Sisters of St Joseph came to Helidon and a convent was established in 1884. A cyclonic hail storm hit Helidon in 1914 completely demolishing the Church and causing a…

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Hendra, QLD - Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic

Hendra, QLD - Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic

Address: 9 Bowman Street, , Hendra Queensland, 4011

The Church began with the purchase of an old rambling residence belonging to the Bowman family on 3 acres of land which became the temporary church. The Parish was established in 1928 by Fr Joseph V. Troy and the first Mass was held in the old house/church on 9 June 1929. The foundation stone of the current Our Lady Help of Christians…

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Herston, QLD - St Joan of Arch Catholic

Herston, QLD - St Joan of Arch Catholic

Year Built: 1963

Address: 47 Clyde Rooad, , Herston Queensland, 4006

A Foundation stone reads, "St Joan of Arch Memorial Church This Foundation stone was blessed and laid by Most Rev James Duhig DD KCMG LLD Archbishop of Brisbane 30th May 1963 The Feast of the Patroness Rev B.J. McMullen PP".

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Heyfield, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Heyfield, VIC - St Michael's Catholic

Year Built: 1916

Address: George Street, , Heyfield , 3859

The first Church was opened in 1889. A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. This memorial stone of St Michael's Church was blessed by The Most Revd Patrick Phelan D.D. Bishop of Sale August 20th 1916".

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Highett, VIC - St Agnes Catholic

Highett, VIC - St Agnes Catholic

Year Built: 1969

Address: 10 Spring Road, , Highett Victoria, 3190

A Plaque on the church wall reads, "This Church dedicated to S. Agnes V.M. was blessed and opened on Wednesday 10 September 1969 by Archbishop J Knox D.D. Parish Priest Fr G. Quilter. The Church was built as a Peace Memorial for those who died Defending their country R.I.P. This stone commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Parish 13…

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Highton, VIC - St Bernard's Catholic

Highton, VIC - St Bernard's Catholic

Address: 74 Fryers Road, , Highton Victoria, 3216

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Hobart, TAS - St Joseph's Catholic

Hobart, TAS - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1841

Address: 165 Macquarie Street, , Hobart Tasmania, 7000

A sandstone church built in Gothic style. Has a Nave with featured stonework to arched openings and pilasters to side walls. The church was built in 1841 and opened by Father Therry on Christmas morning 1841. It was designed by James Thomson, a former convict with convict labour employed to carry out the work. The tower is 60 feet…

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Hobart, TAS St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

Hobart, TAS St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

Year Built: 1898

Address: 180 Harrington Street, , Hobart Tasmania, 7000

St Mary’s Cathedral was the vision of the first Bishop of Hobart Town, Robert William Willson. Bishop Willson chose the design and spent years raising the funds. Designed by William Wardell, one of Australia’s greatest nineteenth-century architects, it was completed except for its steeple between 1876 and 1898 to a modified design by…

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Holbrook, NSW - Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic

Holbrook, NSW - Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic

Address: Hume Highway, , Holbrook New South Wales, 2644

Additions to the church was made in 1955 and blessed by the Most Rev F.A. Hanschke on 18 December.

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Holder, ACT - St Jude Catholic

Holder, ACT - St Jude Catholic

Address: 55 Mulley Street, , Holder Australian Capital Territory, 2611

‘In 1972 Archbishop Thomas Cahill erected St. Jude, Holder, as the second parish in Weston Creek. Fr. John O’Connor was the first parish priest.’

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Holt, ACT - St John the Apostle Catholic

Holt, ACT - St John the Apostle Catholic

Address: 25 Blackham Street, , Holt Australian Capital Territory, 2615

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Home Hill, QLD - St Colman's Catholic

Home Hill, QLD - St Colman's Catholic

Address: 62 Tenth Street, , Home Hill Queensland, 4806

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Hopetoun, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Hopetoun, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1966

Address: 35 Lascelles Street, , Hopetoun Victoria, 3396

A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. This Church was solemnly blessed and opened by the Most Rev J.P. O'Collins D.D. Bishop of Ballarat on 8-5-66 Rev M. Philbin P.P. Pastor P&A Coutts builders J.W. Henry & Assoc Architects.

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