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East Camberwell, VIC - St Dominic's Catholic

East Camberwell, VIC - St Dominic's Catholic

Address: 816 Riversdale Road, , East Camberwell Victoria, 3126

In 1924, the Dominican Fathers took possession of Sir John Higgins' residence (now the front section of the Priory) and the first Parish Mass was celebrated in the front parlour on March 16th that year. Twenty nine people were present.

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East Malvern, VIC - Holy Eucharist Catholic

East Malvern, VIC - Holy Eucharist Catholic

Address: 1241 Dandenong Road, , Malvern East Victoria, 3145

A Foundation stone was laid on 12 September 1962 by the Archbishop of Melbourne J.D. Simonds D.D. The church, designed by architects Alan Robertson & Associates and built by Holywood Constructions, cost 55,000. It was blessed and officially opened by Archbishop Simonds in September 1962.

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East Malvern, VIC - St Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic

East Malvern, VIC - St Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic

Year Built: 1920

Address: 91 Manning Road, , East Malvern Victoria, 3145

In 1891, on Sunday, December 13th, Archbishop Thomas Carr blessed and opened a new timber station church (on the site of the current presbytery) for the parish of St. Stephen’s, Oakleigh at a place named Emo, after the Emo Estate. Today, on that same block of land purchased for £542, the buildings of St. Mary’s Catholic Parish stand. They…

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East Melbourne, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral

East Melbourne, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral

Year Built: 1858

Address: Corner Gisborne Street & Cathedral Place, , East Melbourne Victoria, 3002

St Patrick's Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, and seat of its archbishop. In 1847 the Colonial Secretary granted two acres of land for a church on Eastern Hill, where St Patrick's Cathedral now stands and by 1850 an additional two acres were granted. In 1848,…

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Echuca, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Echuca, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1866

Address: Corner Percy & Hare Street, , Echuca Victoria, 3564

The first St Mary's was a wooden structure built in 1866 on the same location as todays Church stands. A further brick church was added in 1890.

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Edenhope, VIC - St Malachy's Catholic

Edenhope, VIC - St Malachy's Catholic

Address: 67 Elizabeth Street, , Edenhope Victoria, 3318

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Elmore, VIC - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic

Elmore, VIC - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic

Address: Corner of Harvey & Clarke Streets, , Elmore Victoria, 3558

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Elsternwick, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Elsternwick, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1897

Address: 71 Orrong Road, , Elsternwick Victoria, 3185

The Foundation stone was laid on 21 November 1897 by his Grace the Most Reverend T.J. Carr D.D.

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Emerald, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Emerald, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: 13 Emerald Monbulk Road, , Emerald Victoria, 3782

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Enoggera, QLD - St John the Baptist Catholic

Enoggera, QLD - St John the Baptist Catholic

Address: 137 South Pine Road, , Enoggera Queensland, 4051

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Epping, VIC - St Peter's Catholic

Epping, VIC - St Peter's Catholic

Year Built: 1865

Address: 13 Davisson Street, , Epping Victoria, 3076

Mass had first been celebrated in the district, then known as Darebin Creek, as early as 1849. It had been held in the home of Alexander McKillop, whose daughter, Mother Mary McKillop, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. In about 1852 a Catholic Denominational School, No. 238, was established. A new wooden building was…

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Essendon, VIC - St Monica's Catholic

Essendon, VIC - St Monica's Catholic

Year Built: 1934

Address: Mount Alexander Road, , Essendon Victoria, 3040

The Parish has its Official beginning at Keilor in 1854 when Father Matthew Downing OSA as the first Priest in Charge of the Keilor Mission. The present St Monica's Church was built on the site of a stone church, begun in 1884, completed in 1910 and demolished in 1934 to make way for the larger building. The style of the building…

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Eugowra, NSW - St John the Baptist Catholic

Eugowra, NSW - St John the Baptist Catholic

Address: Pye Street, , Eugowra New South Wales, 2806

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Euroa, VIC - St John's Catholic

Euroa, VIC - St John's Catholic

Year Built: 1887

Address: Corner Brock & Kirkland Avenue West, , Euroa Victoria, 3666

Bishop Gould recorded in his diary that he blessed and opened on 8 May 1866 a small church in Euroa named in honour of St Michael the Archangel. This was the first church building in Euroa. On 6 March 1887 the new church was blessed and opened by Bishop Reville Coadjutor. In 1915 the interior of St Johns Church was completely…

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Fairfield, VIC - St Anthony's Catholic

Fairfield, VIC - St Anthony's Catholic

Address: 3 Fairfield Road, , Fairfield Victoria, 3078

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Fingal, TAS - St Joseph's Catholic

Fingal, TAS - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1880

Address: 10 Gray Street, , Fingal Tasmania, 7214

Sighted on the highest vantage point of the township, the church stands out as a prominent feature and reminder of the wealth of our local history. Taking three years to complete the building was constructed by local Michael Lattin following the design of Henry Hunter. During this time the Catholic Church used the Commandant's cottage as…

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Finley, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Finley, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1904

Address: Corner Denison & Riverina Highway, , Finley New South Wales, 2713

The opening and blessing of the current church took place in 1904. The building was enlarged in 1919.

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Floreat, WA - St Cecilia's Catholic

Floreat, WA - St Cecilia's Catholic

Address: 47 Peebles Street, , Floreat Western Australia, 6014

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Forbes, NSW - St Lawrence O'Toole Catholic

Forbes, NSW - St Lawrence O'Toole Catholic

Year Built: 1880

Address: 13 Johnson Street, , Forbes New South Wales, 2871

There were two church buildings erected before the current one. The first was located in Camp street and the second was in Harold Street. Of Gothic Revival style the church was erected in 1880. A sanctuary was added in 1905 and a gallery in 1923.

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Forrest, ACT - St Christopher's Catholic Cathedral

Forrest, ACT - St Christopher's Catholic Cathedral

Address: Franklin Street, , Forrest Australian Capital Territory, 2603

The Cathedral is a Romanesque style building made of brick. The Romanesque wall arches and window jambs are all formed of cream, rounded moulded bricks, as are the door architraves. Its south-east front is symmetrical, dominated by a large rose window above a decorative arched entrance in synthetic stone. Large recessed wall arches in…

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Franklin, TAS - St Mary's Catholic

Franklin, TAS - St Mary's Catholic

Address: Huon Highway, Franklin, Tasmania, 7113

The Church was closed in 2013.

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Frankston, VIC - Saint Francis Xavier Catholic

Frankston, VIC - Saint Francis Xavier Catholic

Address: 60 Davey Street, , Frankston Victoria, 3199

The first Catholic church to open in Frankston on 15 December 1889 after land was purchased for 60.00 the year before. The opening Ceremony was conducted by his Grace Archbishop Carr.* The church was of brick construction with freestone dressings and measured 45 feet x 25 feet. The architects were Tappin, Gilbert and Denchy.*

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Freemantle, WA - St Patrick's Catholic

Freemantle, WA - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 47 Adelaide Street, , Freemantle Western Australia, 2795

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Ganmain, NSW - St Brendan's Catholic

Ganmain, NSW - St Brendan's Catholic

Address: 45 Langham Street, , Ganmain New South Wales, 2702

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Gardenvale, VIC - St James Catholic

Gardenvale, VIC - St James Catholic

Year Built: 1891

Address: 73 North Road, , Gardenvale Victoria, 3185

The first Church was a wooden building constructed by the Very Reverend M Carey on the site facing North Road in 1882. It was a temporary building, used as a Church on Sundays and a schoolhouse on weekdays. Extensions were made in 1889. It was blessed by Dr Reville, the Co-adjutor Bishop of Sandhurst, in 1892. Construction of the…

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Gatton, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Gatton, QLD - St Mary's Catholic

Address: 15 Maitland Street, , Gatton Queensland, 4343

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Gawler, SA - St Peter and Paul Catholic

Gawler, SA - St Peter and Paul Catholic

Year Built: 1850

Address: 1 Parnell Square, , Gawler South Australia, 5118

The Gawler Catholic Mission began with the appointment of two English Cistercian Monks – Frs Norbert and Wolfrey, by Bishop of Adelaide, Doctor Murphy – and they arrived in Gawler in August 1848 from Tasmania. The church is built on the site of Gawler's first Roman Catholic church, built in 1850, which was South Australia's second…

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Geelong, VIC - St Mary's of the Angels Catholic

Geelong, VIC - St Mary's of the Angels Catholic

Year Built: 1842

Address: 136 Yarra Street, , Geelong Victoria, 3220

On 27 November 1842, when a small wooden chapel was erected on Geelong's Yarra Street, thanks to donations from the congregation. This modest hut was one of Geelong's first churches. In 1846 the foundations for a stone church were laid on the present site. The foundation stone was laid by Fr. P.B. Geoghegan and the church was completed…

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Geeveston, TAS - St Joseph's Catholic

Geeveston, TAS - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: 4690 Huon Highway, Geeveston, Tasmania, 7116

The Church was established in 1864.

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Gembrook, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Gembrook, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Address: Main Street, , Gembrook Victoria, 3783

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George Town, TAS - Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic

George Town, TAS - Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic

Address: 35 Goulburn Street, , George Town Tasmania, 7253

A bronze plate on the wall of the church reads, " Resting in Peace Leonard Maxwell Anderson OFS Ecumenical Brother of the Order of Franciscan Seculars 8th January 1948 2nd November 2013. Loved husband of Trish Loved father of Louise, Lauren and Tamara and Loved Grandfather of Sarah, Joshua and Isabelle. I have finished what Jesus had…

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Gisborne, VIC - St Brigid's Catholic

Gisborne, VIC - St Brigid's Catholic

Year Built: 1855

Address: Aitken Street, , Gisborne Victoria, 3437

In 1855 Father Madden was appointed parish priest of the Blackwood Parish. This consisted of Gisborne, Bacchus Marsh and Ballan.* In 1852 the Vicar General applied for a grant of 2 acres on the corner of Aitken and Fishers Strets to be reserved for a church and school. Michael Brady, a local timer merchant assisted in raising the funds…

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Gladfield, QLD - The Immaculate Heart Catholic

Gladfield, QLD - The Immaculate Heart Catholic

Address: Allora Goomburra Road, , Gladfield Queensland, 4370

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Gladstone, SA - St Peter's Catholic

Gladstone, SA - St Peter's Catholic

Year Built: 1928

Address: 7 West Terrace, , Gladstone South Australia, 5473

The Foundation stone was laid on 22 April 1928 by Reverend A Killian D.D.

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Glebe, NSW - St Jame's Catholic

Glebe, NSW - St Jame's Catholic

Year Built: 1878

Address: 2 Woolley Street, , Glebe New South Wales, 2037

The Foundation stone was laid on 7 July 1877 by Archbishop Roger Bede Vaughan. By 1 September 1878, the church of St James, built in the Venetian Gothic style of Pyrmont stone and New Zealand kauri pine and glowing with stained glass, marble, majolica painted tiles, was ready and formally opened.

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Glengarry, TAS - St Canice's Catholic

Glengarry, TAS - St Canice's Catholic

Year Built: 1894

Address: 33 Glengarry Road, , Glengarry Tasmania, 7275

The Church is a weatherboard building capable of seating about 800 persons. The main building is 50ft by 20ft, the nave 30ft by 19ft, and sacristy and chancel 12ft by 8ft. The plan was prepared by Mr Alex. North (of Messrs Corrie and North), and is a very creditable design. Mr Charles Sykes, of Rosevale, was the contractor. The cost was…

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Glenorchy, TAS - St John's Catholic

Glenorchy, TAS - St John's Catholic

Address: 62 Bowden Street, , Glenorchy Tasmania, 7010

On 25th May 1858, four years after Glenorchy was declared a Municipality, the foundation stone of a church to be dedicated to St John the Baptist, was blessed. In March of the following year, the small sandstone, Pugin style church, designed by architect, Henry Hunter, and situated on the corner of the Main Road and what is now Grove…

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Goodwood, SA - Church of the Cross Catholic

Goodwood, SA - Church of the Cross Catholic

Address: 33 Angus Street, , Goodwood South Australia, 5034

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Goolgowi, NSW - St John Vianney Catholic

Goolgowi, NSW - St John Vianney Catholic

Address: Stipa Street, , Goolgowi New South Wales, 2652

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Goolwa, SA - St John the Apostle Catholic

Goolwa, SA - St John the Apostle Catholic

Year Built: 1967

Address: Partridge Street, , Goolwa South Australia, 5214

The Foundation stone was laid on 22 November 1967 by Rev Thomas Horgan P.A.

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