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Axe Creek, VIC - St Josephs' Catholic

Axe Creek, VIC - St Josephs' Catholic

Address: Corner Axe Creek Road & Bendigo Road, , Axe Creek Victoria, 3551

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Axedale, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Axedale, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1902

Address: 15 Raglan Place East, , Axedale Victoria, 3551

The original St Mary’s church was blessed and opened for worship on Sunday 9th February, 1862. It was a bluestone building, plain and unpretentious, on the hill, maybe 100 or so yards east of the present Church. The current Church consists of a nave 48’ x 26’, sanctuary 17’ x 16’, vestry 14’ x 11’, and a porchway at the entrance 8’ x…

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Ayr, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Ayr, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Address: 98 Edwards Street, , Ayr Queensland, 4807

The Church was erected in the 1890's. A plaque reads, " In recognition of the Centenary of Catholic History Parish of Brandon and Ayr formed by Dr Duhig Bishop of Rockhampton St Patrick's Day 1912. Parkside Parish formed 1955 - East Ayr Parish formed 19959 - Amalgamated as Sacred Heart Parish Ayr in 1977. This plaque was blessed by…

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Bacchus Marsh, VIC - St Bernard's Catholic

Bacchus Marsh, VIC - St Bernard's Catholic

Year Built: 1872

Address: 61 Lerderderg Street, , Bacchus Marsh Victoria, 3340

The 1841 Census for this area recorded that there were only 14 Catholics out of a population of 112, an area that extended from the Upper Werribee to Melton. By 1851 a register entry listed the names of five infants who, were baptised:- James, the son of James and Fanny Toomey; Patrick, son of John and Margaret Leahy; Elizabeth,…

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Bairnsdale, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Bairnsdale, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1936

Address: 268 Main Street, , Bairnsdale Victoria, 3875

The History of St Mary's Catholic parish started in 1861 when a reservation of an area from the Lands Department of Victoria was made on the corner of Pyke and Nicholson streets with a frontage to Main street. By 1869 a suitable wooden building had been erected and was valued at £169. A new brick church was built in 1883. The current…

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Balaclava, VIC - St Colman's Catholic

Balaclava, VIC - St Colman's Catholic

Address: 293 Carlisle Street, , Balaclava Victoria, 3183

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Balgowlah, NSW - St Cecilia's Catholic

Balgowlah, NSW - St Cecilia's Catholic

Address: Cnr White & Wanganella Streets, , Balgowlah New South Wales, 2093

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was solemnly blessed by the most Reverend P.F. Lyons DD Auxiliary Bishop to his Eminence Cardinal Gilroy 6th June 1954 Rev J.C. Moverly P.P.".

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Ballan, VIC, St Brigid's Catholic

Ballan, VIC, St Brigid's Catholic

Year Built: 1911

Address: 98 Inglis Street, , Ballan Victoria, 3342

The Church was blessed and opened by Archbishop Carr of Melbourne 2nd June 1912. The original tender was forfeited and the Church committee decided to alter the original plan reducing the length of the church by five feet, and discarding suggested bluestone foundations and to call fresh tenders. On January 15, 1912, Rev. Father Cusack…

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Ballarat East, VIC - St Alipius Catholic

Ballarat East, VIC - St Alipius Catholic

Year Built: 1874

Address: Victoria Street, , Ballarat East Victoria, 3350

The Church is part of the Parish of Ballarat East and the Diocese of Ballarat. The Church dates from November 1852 when Father Matthew Downing arrived on the Ballarat gold fields. The foundation stone of this impressive Redan bluestone building was laid on 3rd March 1873 by Bishop Goold, who held the title of the Bishop of Victoria.…

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Ballarat North, VIC - St Columba's Catholic

Ballarat North, VIC - St Columba's Catholic

Year Built: 1939

Address: 802 Armstrong Street, , Ballarat North Victoria, 3350

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Ballarat, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral

Ballarat, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral

Year Built: 1858

Address: Corner Sturt & Dawson Street, , Ballarat Victoria, 3350

Although Catholic Services were conducted in Ballarat from 1851 onwards, the parish of Ballarat was not instituted until 1852. The first Parish Priest was Father Matthew Downing, who in 1853, selected the two acre site for the church, which was granted under a Crown Grant in 1855. The style of the church is early Gothic from the era of…

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Ballimore, NSW - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic

Ballimore, NSW - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic

Address: 42 Federation Street, , Ballimore New South Wales, 2830

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Ballina, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Ballina, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Address: Corner Crane & Cherry Streets, , Ballina New South Wales, 2478

The Parish of Ballina was established in 1890 and in 1901 the first St Francis Xavier Church was opened.

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Balmain, NSW - St Augustine's Catholic

Balmain, NSW - St Augustine's Catholic

Year Built: 1906

Address: 6 Eaton Street, , Balmain New South Wales, 2041

The first St Augustine's was built in 1848 and designed by Augustus Pugin England's most influential early Victorian architect. In 1848 the Archbishop of Sydney put up a bond of 150 which would be voided unless part of a church or materials worth 400 were on site within 18 months. The "magnificent plot of land [was] beautifully…

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Balwyn, VIC - All Hollows Catholic

Balwyn, VIC - All Hollows Catholic

Year Built: 1930

Address: 19 Brenbeal Street, , Balwyn Victoria,

The church was presumably named after the Irish theological college, All Hallows College in Dublin, where the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr Daniel Mannix, had studied. The building and site, together with furnishings and ground improvements, cost £3964 in total (Advocate 16 January 1930:22). The Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr…

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Bankstown, NSW - St Brendan's Catholic

Bankstown, NSW - St Brendan's Catholic

Address: 54 Northam Avenue, , Bankstown New South Wales, 2200

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Bankstown, NSW - St Felix de Valois Catholic

Bankstown, NSW - St Felix de Valois Catholic

Address: 550 Chapel Road, , Bankstown New South Wales, 2200

The first church was built in 1857 on land donated by John Abbott. This church, of sandstone construction, was erected directly in front of the present church.. The present Church was built in 1925 while the old church was demolished in 1944 with parts of it being used in the Grotto. Further renovations were carried out in 1980 and 1998.

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Bannockburn, VIC - St John the Evanglist Catholic

Bannockburn, VIC - St John the Evanglist Catholic

Year Built: 1901

Address: Corner High Street & Milton Road, , Bannockburn Victoria, 3331

The site for St John's was selected in July 1900 by Archpriest McKenna from St Mary's, Geelong and had formerly been owned by R. Phillip. A tender from J.C. Taylor & Sons was accepted in October 1900 and the church was constructed at a cost of 437 pounds. The church opened early in April 1901 with the first mass conducted by the Rev.…

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Barcaldine, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Barcaldine, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1954

Address: 89 Elm Street, , Barcaldine Queensland, 4725

The first Sacred Heart Church was one of the buildings that was moved from one stop on the railway line to the next as it advanced westwards. It was re-erected after it arrived from Jericho with the railway in 1886 on the corner of Willow and Yew streets. In 1889 a second church was built nearby and that was replaced by the current…

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Bargara, QLD - St James' Catholic

Bargara, QLD - St James' Catholic

Address: 38 See Street, , Bargara Queensland, 4670

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Barham, NSW - Catholic

Barham, NSW - Catholic

Address: 18 Wakool Street, , Barham New South Wales, 2732

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Barmedman, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Barmedman, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1916

Address: Main Street, , Barmedman New South Wales, 2668

The fine brick building was blessed upon its completion by Rev. John Gallagher, Bishop of Goulburn on 19th March 1916, and dedicated to God under the patronage of Saint Joseph. It is not known when Barmedman was connected to the Parish of Temora. The first Mass for the township on record took place in 1882. In the absence of the church…

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Barooga, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Barooga, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: 7 McFarland Street, , Barooga New South Wales, 3644

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Barwon Heads, VIC Holy Family Catholic

Barwon Heads, VIC Holy Family Catholic

Address: 103 Hitchcock Avenue, , Barwon Heads Victoria, 3226

The Advocate Newspaper recorded on January 5th 1939 the Church was formally opened by His Grace the Archbishop on New Years Day. His Grace blessed the new church, assisted by the Right Rev. Mgr. R.S. Benson, P.P., V.F.; Very Rev. Dr. Lyons, Rev. J.H. O'Halloran, P.P.; Rev. Norman Hoare, P.P.; Rev. J. McDonald, P.P.; Rev. J.H. Cleary, Rev.…

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Bass, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Bass, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: 20 Bass Road, , Bass Victoria, 3991

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

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Batehaven, NSW - St Bernard's Catholic

Batehaven, NSW - St Bernard's Catholic

Address: 2 David Avenue, , Batehaven New South Wales, 2536

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Batesford, VIC - Catholic (Former)

Batesford, VIC - Catholic (Former)

Address: 30 Cross Street, , Batesford Victoria, 3213

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Baulkham Hills, NSW - St Michael's Catholic

Baulkham Hills, NSW - St Michael's Catholic

Year Built: 1980

Address: 1 Chapel Lane, , Baulkham Hills New South Wales, 2153

A Foundation stone reads, " St Michael's Church Baulkham Hills dedicated by His Eminence Sir James Cardinal Freeman Archbishop of Sydney assisted by His Lordship Bishop Bede Heather Sunday 27th July 1980 Rev P.J. Bryne P.P.".

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Baulkham Hills, NSW - St Michael's Catholic (Former)

Baulkham Hills, NSW - St Michael's Catholic (Former)

Year Built: 1849

Address: St Michael's Place, , Baulkham Hills New South Wales, 2153

The Sydney Morning Herald of 8 February 1849 reported that the '...foundation stone of a new Church was laid at Baulkham Hills on Friday afternoon by Archbishop Polding [and] Reverend Messrs Brennan and Halloran, the resident ministers of the district. The edifice, which will be of stone, will be 40ft in length by 30ft in breadth and is…

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Bayswater, VIC - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic

Bayswater, VIC - Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic

Year Built: 1977

Address: 25 Orange Grove, , Bayswater Victoria, 3153

The first significant mention of Catholic activity in Bayswater was in 1917 when Fr. John O'Brien,3 second parish priest of the new Parish of St. John's, arrived on horseback to celebrate the first Mass in Bayswater at "The Grange"— the Scoresby Road home of Albert and Myrtle Piergrosse. Mass was held in their large hall-like dining room…

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Beaconsfield, TAS - St Francis Xaviers Catholic

Beaconsfield, TAS - St Francis Xaviers Catholic

Address: 188 Weld Street, , Beaconsfield Tasmania, 7270

Catholic families began moving into the mining town of Beaconsfield during the 1880s. Within a decade, they had built a solid timber Church dedicated to St Francis Xavier. On May 11, 1890, Monsignor Daniels Beechinor of Launceston accompanied his uncle, Archbishop Daniei Murphy, to the West Tamar town for the laying of the foundation…

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Beagle Bay, WA - Sacred Heart Catholic

Beagle Bay, WA - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1917

Address: Bishop Place, , Beagle Bay Western Australia, 6725

The community was established by Trappist Monks around 1890. In 1884, the first ever priest arrived to serve the Catholics in the Kimberley to try and convert the Aboriginal people. Bishop Matthew Gibney founded the Beagle Bay mission, developed in the land of the Nyul Nyul people. The Pallottine fathers and brothers took charge of the…

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Beaufort, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Beaufort, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Address: Leichardt Street, , Beaufort Victoria, 3373

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Beechworth, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Beechworth, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: Church Street, , Beechworth Victoria, 3747

A reference in the Argus Newspaper intimates that a weatherboard chapel was being erected in 1855. The Church was dedicated on Saturday March 2 1872.

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Beenleigh, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Beenleigh, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 24 Tobruk Street, , Beenleigh Queensland, 4207

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Bega, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Bega, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 136 Gipps Street, , Bega New South Wales, 2550

In 1865 St Patrick's parish begins in Bega as a separate parish from Pambula. The Original church was consecrated in 1882. In 1884 The Sisters of Charity established their first school near St Patrick's Church.

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Belgrave, VIC - St Thomas' the More Catholic

Belgrave, VIC - St Thomas' the More Catholic

Address: 17 Terry Avenue, , Belgrave Victoria, 3160

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

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Bell Park, VIC - Holy Family Catholic

Bell Park, VIC - Holy Family Catholic

Address: 147 Separation Street, , Bell Park Victoria, 3215

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Bellerive, TAS - Corpus Christi Catholic

Bellerive, TAS - Corpus Christi Catholic

Year Built: 1965

Address: 2 Alma Street, , Bellerive Tasmania, 7018

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Belmont, WA - St Anne's Catholic

Belmont, WA - St Anne's Catholic

Year Built: 1914

Address: 11 Hehir Street, , Belmont Western Australia, 6104

The Church was built in 1914 by local builder Mr W Blacklock. Mr P Love and Mr Charles Courtland went guarantors for the church building. It was officially opened and consecrated on 6 December 1914 by His Grace Archbishop Clune. Features of the church are the lovely lead light windows. Before this church was built, Mass was celebrated…

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