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Loch, VIC - St Vincent's Catholic

Loch, VIC - St Vincent's Catholic

Year Built: 1903

Address: Old South Gippsland Highway, , Loch Victoria, 3945

The Church was originally constructed by H Rourke in 1903 and altered by Kennedy + Porter in 1906. Aesthetically, it is a conventional Victorian Carpenter Gothic church with little elaboration. The Church was first opened in August 1903 on this site, which had been donated by Mr and Mrs Suding. The church cost £256, was blessed in a…

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Lockington, VIC - St Canice Catholic

Lockington, VIC - St Canice Catholic

Year Built: 1957

Address: 27 Singer Road, , Lockington New South Wales, 2731

A Foundation stone reads, " Church of St Canice This Foundation stone was blessed and laid by Most Rev Bernard Stewart D.D. B.A. LL.B Bishop of Sandhurst 28th July 1957".

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Longford, TAS - St Augustine Catholic

Longford, TAS - St Augustine Catholic

Year Built: 1867

Address: 24 Goderich Street, , Longford Tasmania, 7301

The first of the imposing bluestones which bind St Augustine's Church at Longford was laid in 1864 under the guidance of Longford's energetic parish priest, Fr John Butler. It was a simple act yet a grand occasion, bringing to an end a 50-odd year battle for land and funding for a church to serve the growing number of Catholic families in…

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Longreach, QLD - St Brigid's Catholic

Longreach, QLD - St Brigid's Catholic

Year Built: 1956

Address: 103 Emu Street, , Longreach Queensland, 4730

The first Catholic Church in Longreach was a humble 15 x 39 foot structure made of iron, and was only meant to be used temporarily. The first purpose built church was overseen by Fr William Hanley. It was consecrated by Bishop Cani on 23 June 1895. The iron building was sold for removal. By the early 1910s, a larger church was required.…

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Lorne, VIC - Our Lady Fatima Catholic

Lorne, VIC - Our Lady Fatima Catholic

Year Built: 1956

Address: Smith Street, , Lorne Victoria, 3232

The Foundation stone was laid by the Most Reverend J.P. O'Collins D.D. Bishop of Ballarat on 15 January 1956. The architect was Alan Robertson and the builder was P McBride.

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Lowood, QLD - St Brendan's Catholic

Lowood, QLD - St Brendan's Catholic

Address: Corner Church & Prospect Streets, , Lowood Queensland, 4311

The Original Church was built in 1919 and was looked after by St Joseph's North Ipswich. Mass was celebtrated only once a fortnight.

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Lucindale, SA - St Dominic's Catholic

Lucindale, SA - St Dominic's Catholic

Address: Willow Avenue, , Lucindale South Australia, 5272

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Lutwyche, QLD - Holy Cross Catholic

Lutwyche, QLD - Holy Cross Catholic

Address: 28 Chalk Street, , Lutwyche Queensland, 4030

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Mackay, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Mackay, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1935

Address: 46 Juliet Street, , Mackay Queensland, 4740

The Foundation stone is in Latin and approximatly reads, " To the greater glory of God and to the most blessed AE MARY MARINE MARINE OF THE EGLESIA He was placed on August 18 A.D. 1935 Rev J. MULCAHY PARC:AID.

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Mackay, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Mackay, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1963

Address: 12 River Street, , Mackay Queensland,

The current St Patrick’s Church is the fourth to be constructed on the site and was constructed in 1961-63. It was designed by prominent Mackay architect, Harold Vivian Marsh Brown in the Spanish mission style. A Foundation stone reads, Patrick's Memorial Church. This Stone, blessed and laid by Most Reverend Francis Rush,D.D., Bishop…

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Maclean, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Maclean, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1893

Address: Woodford Street, , Maclean New South Wales, 2463

The Church was designed by F.W. Scheaffer a Grafton Architect. The church was built with heavy Gothic proportions and the tower is 18.29 m high.

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Maffra, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Maffra, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1924

Address: Church Street, , Maffra Victoria, 3860

A Foundation stone reads, " DOM This memorial stone of St Mary's Church was blessed by the Most Reverend Patrick Phelan D.D. Bishop of Sale May 4th 1924 - Rev P. Curran A A Fristch Architect C.H. Cull Contractor".

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Maidstone, VIC - Holy Family Catholic

Maidstone, VIC - Holy Family Catholic

Year Built: 1962

Address: 46A Ballarat Road, , Maidstone Victoria, 3012

A Foundation stone reads, " Our Lady of Perpetual Help war memorial church was blessed and opened by His Grace The Most Rev J.D. Simonds D.D. Ph D. on Wednesday 30th of May 1962. rev A.C. Gilhooly Parish Priest".

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Maitland, SA - St Bartholomew's Catholic

Maitland, SA - St Bartholomew's Catholic

Year Built: 1875

Address: 15 Walter Street, , Maitland South Australia, 5573

The Foundation stone was laid on 23 May 1875 and a dedication service followed on December 5 conducted by the Bishop of Adelaide to most Reverend C.A. Reynolds. In July 1884 the walls were plastered a porch, vestry and gallery added.

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Malabar, NSW - St Andrew's Catholic

Malabar, NSW - St Andrew's Catholic

Address: 6 Prince Edward Street, , Malabar New South Wales, 2036

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Mallanganee, NSW - Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic

Mallanganee, NSW - Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic

Year Built: 1966

Address: 54 Tooloom Street, , Mallanganee New South Wales, 2469

A Foundation stone reads, "Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church Solemnly blessed by His Lordship Most Rev P J Farrelly DD Bishop of Lismore 2th June 1966".

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Malmsbury, VIC - Catholic (Former)

Malmsbury, VIC - Catholic (Former)

Year Built: 1920

Address: 31 clowes Street, , Malmsbury Victoria, 3446

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Malvern, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Malvern, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1908

Address: 47 Stanhope Street, , Malvern Victoria, 3144

The Very Rev. Father (afterwards Dean) Hegarty, parish priest of St. Kilda celebrated the first public Mass for the Catholics of Malvern in the new Malvern Town Hall on the third Sunday of September 1888. An earlier Mass had been said on the 3rd February 1888 at the recently established Convent of the Sacred Heart in Burke Road. In 1889,…

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Mandurama, NSW - St Lawrence O'Toole Catholic

Mandurama, NSW - St Lawrence O'Toole Catholic

Year Built: 1936

Address: Mid Western Highway, , Mandurama New South Wales, 2792

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was set and blessed by Most Rev John Francis Norton D.D. Bishop of Bathurst 29th December 1935".

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Mangana, TAS - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic (Former)

Mangana, TAS - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic (Former)

Address: 26 Elizabeth Street, , Mangana Tasmania, 7214

The church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, also known as the ‘Cathedral of the Valley’, was opened in 1912. It was the second replacing an earlier church that was built by Father Michael Beechinor in 1869.

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Manly Vale, NSW - St Kieran's Catholic

Manly Vale, NSW - St Kieran's Catholic

Address: 2 King Street, , Manly Vale New South Wales, 2093

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Manly, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Manly, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Address: 6 Raglin Street, , Manly New South Wales, 2095

Properly called the Parish Church of Mary Immaculate and St Athanasius goes back to the 1850s when Manly’s founder, Henry Gilbert Smith, gave the church land in Pittwater Rd. The first Catholic church in Manly was a timber structure measuring 12m x 5.5m that was built in 1868 at a cost of £231 on the site of the present St Mary’s…

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Manly, QLD - St John Vianney Catholic

Manly, QLD - St John Vianney Catholic

Address: 114 Ernest Street, , Manly Queensland, 4179

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Mansfield, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Mansfield, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1937

Address: 54 Hunter Street, , Mansfield Victoria, 3722

The Architect was P.J. O'Connor and the builder was J.A. Sparks. The Church was blessed and opened by the Most Reverend D Mannix D.D. Archbishop of Melbourne on 19 December 1937.

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Marayong, NSW - Our Lady of Czestochowa Queen of Poland Catholic

Marayong, NSW - Our Lady of Czestochowa Queen of Poland Catholic

Year Built: 1967

Address: 116 Quakers Road, , Marayong New South Wales, 2148

In 1966, Cardinal Gilroy consecrated Our Lady of Czestochowa, Queen of Poland Catholic Church in Marayong. The six roof peaks of the Church represent the six million Polish people who were killed in World War II. Late Twentieth Century Ecclesiastical church form reflecting a departure from traditional cruciform church shapes allowed by…

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Marayong, NSW - St Andrew the Appostle Catholic

Marayong, NSW - St Andrew the Appostle Catholic

Address: 36 Breakfast Road, , Marayong New South Wales, 2148

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Marian, QLD - Holy Rosary Catholic

Marian, QLD - Holy Rosary Catholic

Address: 276 Anzac Avenue, , Marian Queensland, 4753

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Maroubra, NSW - Holy Family Catholic

Maroubra, NSW - Holy Family Catholic

Year Built: 1939

Address: 214 Maroubra Road, , Maroubra New South Wales, 2035

The Foundation stone was laid in 1939 and the church was blessed in 1940.

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Marrar, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Marrar, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1912

Address: 5 Lime Street, , Marrar New South Wales, 2652

Early services were conducted in the waiting room of the Coolamon Railway Station and at Winchendon Vale in private homes. The church was officially opened and blessed by the Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Johm. Gallagher D.D. on 28th February, 1912.

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Marrickville, NSW - St Brigit's Catholic

Marrickville, NSW - St Brigit's Catholic

Year Built: 1918

Address: 153 Livingstone Road, , Marrickville New South Wales, 2204

The Passionists came to Australia in 1887 at the invitation of Cardinal Moran, the Archbishop of Sydney. He separated the present parish of St. Brigid's from the parish of Newtown. They originally occupied a small house on the corner of Fletcher St and Petersham Rd. The foundation stone of the Church was laid in October 1887 in…

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Marulan, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Marulan, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 49 George Street, , Marulan New South Wales, 2579

The first Marulan Catholic Church opened in 1859 at "Old Marulan'', and was situated inside the present Catholic Cemetery area. By the beginning of the 20th century the old township had moved to the present Marulan site. In 1930 a Catholic Church was built here and named St Patrick's. The stone for t'he foundations came from the old…

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Maryborough, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Maryborough, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Address: 276 Adelaide Street, , Maryborough Queensland, 4650

The Church is on land donated by Maryborough pioneer James Cleary. It was designed by Charles Tiffin with later additions and alterations by Francis Drummond Greville Stanley and POE Hawkes. The initial construction was from 1869 to 1872 by G Smith and J Thomas. It was extended between 1884 to 1885 with a third extention in 1936 and a…

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Maryborough, VIC - St Augustine's Catholic

Maryborough, VIC - St Augustine's Catholic

Address: Corner Kars & Burke Streets, , Maryborough Victoria, 3465

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Matraville, NSW - St Agnes' War Memorial Catholic

Matraville, NSW - St Agnes' War Memorial Catholic

Year Built: 1966

Address: 509 Bunnerong Road, , Matraville New South Wales, 2036

The first Mass celebrated in this district was on Sunday, 20 January, 1907, when the Bunnerong school-church of Our Lady of the Rosary was blessed and opened by Archbishop Kelly on donated land now known as 45 Perry St, Matraville. A Brick school –church next to the timber school-church: opened in 1951. School hall-church at St Agnes…

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Meadow Heights, VIC - Holy Child Catholic

Meadow Heights, VIC - Holy Child Catholic

Address: 133 Malmsbury Drive, , Meadown Heights Victoria, 3048

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Meeniyan, VIC - St Kevin's Catholic

Meeniyan, VIC - St Kevin's Catholic

Year Built: 1971

Address: 4 Geale Street, , Meeniyan Victoria, 3956

The Church was opened by the Most Reverend Arthur Fox D.D. Bishop of Sale on 11 July 1971.

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Melba, ACT - Church of St Thomas Liberal Catholic

Melba, ACT - Church of St Thomas Liberal Catholic

Address: 18 Chinner Crescent, , Melba Australian Capital Territory, 2615

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Melbourne, VIC - St Augustine's Catholic

Melbourne, VIC - St Augustine's Catholic

Year Built: 1869

Address: 631 Bourke Street, , Melbourne Victoria, 3000

Built between 1869 and 1870 the Church was designed by T.A. Kelly. Of Neo Gothic style. Constructed of axed bluestone with cement dressings. The first section was built in 1869-70 and the chancel added in 1884 by J.B. Denny. The entrance has Malmsbury stone and is surmounted by a crocketed gable. The building is of the hall church…

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Melbourne, VIC - St Francis Catholic

Melbourne, VIC - St Francis Catholic

Year Built: 1841

Address: Corner Lonsdale & Elizabeth Streets, , Melbourne Victoria, 3000

Victoria's oldest church it was designed by Samuel Jackson. The Foundation stone was laid on the feast of St Francis of Assisi on 4 October 1841. The first mass was celebrated in the completed nave of the church on 22 May 1842. And the church was blessed and opened on 23 October 1845. Blessed Mary MacKillop (18421909) made her first…

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Mentone, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Mentone, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1958

Address: 10 Rogers Street, , Mentone Victoria, 3194

The Parish of Mentone was created in 1904, when the area encompassing Mentone, Parkdale, Cheltenham, Highett, Beaumaris, Sandringham, Mordialloc, Edithvale and Chelsea was cut off from the “Brighton Mission”, which was ministered by priests residing in the present Parish of St James Gardenvale. The specially selected Glen Iris bricks…

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