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Byron Bay, NSW - St Finbarr's Catholic

Byron Bay, NSW - St Finbarr's Catholic

Address: 50 Tennyson Street, , Byron Bay New South Wales, 2481

The first church in Byron Bay was built in 1900 and was also used as a school in those early years. At this time, the separate parish of Mullumbimby was established in 1917, leaving Bangalow and Byron Bay as the main towns of the parish.

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Calliope, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Calliope, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: Dawson Highway, , Calliope Queensland, 4680

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Calwell, ACT - Sacred Heart Catholic

Calwell, ACT - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1902

Address: 100 Casey Crescent, , Calwell Australian Capital Territory, 2905

This Gothic-style weatherboard church was only the second Catholic church in the ACT. Built by voluntary labour, it was opened on 29 June 1902 and formally dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Father James O'Gorman from Michelago preached the first sermon. As this was part of the Sydney Diocese, Archbishop Kelly, the fourth…

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Camberwell, VIC - Our Lady of Victories Catholic

Camberwell, VIC - Our Lady of Victories Catholic

Year Built: 1918

Address: 548 Burke Road, , Camberwell Victoria, 3124

The church is built of Barrabool stone, from Waurn Ponds, Geelong. The most prominent external feature is the cupola – the rounded copper dome adorning the church roof. The foundation stone was laid on 25 May 1913, replacing an earlier church-school building dedicated to St John Berchman opened in 1887. The cost of the building was…

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Camberwell, VIC - St Christopher's Catholic

Camberwell, VIC - St Christopher's Catholic

Year Built: 1888

Address: 595 Riversdale Road, , Camberwell Victoria, 3124

The foundation stone was laid on 7 January 1888 by James Mirams MLA and the building opened on 29 April of the same year. The architects were Loweish, Moorhouse and Figgis. The church was constructed from dark brown Hawthorn bricks in the Gothic style and cost £1,150 to erect. A memorial stone reads, " This tablet to commemorate the…

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Camden, NSW - St Paul's Catholic

Camden, NSW - St Paul's Catholic

Address: 33 John Street, , Camden New South Wales, 2570

The Church was established in 1859 when the great Archbishop Polding was still in office as Archbishop of Sydney and the indomitable pioneer priest of the Australian Church, Father John Joseph Therry, who had certainly proclaimed the Word of God in the Camden area, was approaching the end of his days as Parish Priest of Balmain. Early…

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Campbell Town, TAS - St Michael's Catholic

Campbell Town, TAS - St Michael's Catholic

Year Built: 1857

Address: 4 King Street, , Campbell Town Tasmania, 7210

Bishop Willson rode on horseback from Hobart to Campbell Town to lay the foundation stone of the church on June 25 1856. He was assisted by six priests, the pastor John Fitzgerald and Fathers Butler, Hogan, Bond, Dunne and Keohan. The land was secured in 1857 by Bishop Willson and was consecrated in September of that year. The…

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Campbelltown, NSW - St John's Catholic

Campbelltown, NSW - St John's Catholic

Year Built: 1887

Address: 35 Cordeaux Street, , Campbelltown New South Wales, 2560

Father James Dunne took charge of Campbelltown parish in 1886 and one of his first tasks was to look to a new parish church. In March 1886 he signed a contract with Mr Oliver Harley of Darlinghurst for the erection and completion of St John’s Church, Cordeaux Street for a sum of £1686. The architect was Mr J.B. Barlow and Mr Harley was…

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Campbelltown, NSW - St John's Catholic (Former)

Campbelltown, NSW - St John's Catholic (Former)

Address: 13 George Street, , Campbelltown New South Wales, 2560

A stuccoed brick Church of simple Georgian design. The arched window openings and pilasters are marked by projecting render work and quoins represent ashlar work. In 1886 it was converted to a convent school, a mezzanine floor being added at the same time. Church built by Father Therry between 1825 and 1841 an important ecclesiastical…

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Camperdown, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Camperdown, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1889

Address: 2 Missenden Road, , Camperdown New South Wales, 2050

The Church was erected and established in 1889, it remains one of the oldest and historical Churches in Sydney today. The baptismal font in the Church was designed and erected by renowned Australian sculptor Tom Bass in 1959 and is one of many objects that form the parish’s history.

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Campsie, NSW - St Mels Catholic

Campsie, NSW - St Mels Catholic

Year Built: 1915

Address: 7 Evaline Street, , Campsie New South Wales, 2194

Built around 1915 the Church cost 12,000 according to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald of 25 October 1927. The Church was opened by Archbishop Kelly. Romanesque style red brick Church with slate roof. Arched opening at front, small rose window, pilasters alongside walls are features. It is a typical twentieth century Parish…

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Candelo, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Candelo, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1875

Address: 16 Kamaroka Street, , Candelo New South Wales, 2550

This is the oldest Catholic Church in the Bega Parish. Designed by Father Patrick Slattery the first Parish Priest of the district. It was opened by Archbishop Roger Bede Vaughan on January 31st 1875.

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Canowindra, NSW - St Edwards Catholic

Canowindra, NSW - St Edwards Catholic

Year Built: 1902

Address: Tilga Street, , Canowindra New South Wales, 2804

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was laid by the Right Rev J. Dunne D.D. Bishop of Bathurst 11th May 1902". A further Foundation stone reads, " This stone was laid by the Right Rev J. Dunne D.D. Bishop of Bathurst July 27 1913".

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Canungra, QLD - St Margaret Mary Catholic

Canungra, QLD - St Margaret Mary Catholic

Year Built: 1934

Address: King Street, , Canungra Queensland, 4275

Before the building of St Margaret Mary’s Church, Mass was held within the private homes of Canungra residents. The church building was designed by J. P. (Jack) Donoghue and built by B. Robertson, with the official opening by Archbishop Duhig being held on June 24th, 1934.

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Capella, QLD - St Joseph's Catholic

Capella, QLD - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: 59 Abor Street, , Capella Queensland, 4723

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Carcoar, NSW - Church of the Immaculate Conception Catholic

Carcoar, NSW - Church of the Immaculate Conception Catholic

Year Built: 1870

Address: Collins Street, , Carcoar New South Wales, 2791

Constructed in 1870 the Church boasts a slim stone bellcote and spire and retains its original cooling system, which was cleverly created by wall cavities through which cooler air passed into outlets in the window sills. A letter to the Editor of the Freemans Journal of 11 March 1871 paints an inspired description of the church and…

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Cargo, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Cargo, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 15 Church Street, , Cargo New South Wales, 2800

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Carina, QLD - Our Lady of Graces Catholic

Carina, QLD - Our Lady of Graces Catholic

Year Built: 1973

Address: 100 Mayfield Road, , Carina Queensland, 4152

The present Church and Priory complex was constructed in 1973 and solemnly Blessed and opened on Sunday 25 March 1973 by the most Rev Archbishop P.W. O'Donnell, DD. His Lordship Bishop E.J. Crawford, DD consecrated and dedicated the complex at 11.00am on 7 September 1975. The cost of the complex at that time was three hundred and…

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Carlingford, NSW - St Gerard Majella Catholic

Carlingford, NSW - St Gerard Majella Catholic

Address: 426 N Rocks Road, , Carlingford New South Wales, 2118

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Carlisle, WA - Holy Name Catholic

Carlisle, WA - Holy Name Catholic

Year Built: 1975

Address: 54 Solar Way, , Carlisle Western Australia, 6101

The first Catholics came to the Carlisle area in 1896 and in 1899. Victoria Park was established as a parish with Carlisle being one of its outlying Mass stations. Carlisle continued as a Mass station until a Church school was built in 1937. At this time Carlisle became part of the new Belmont Parish. A new presbytery was built in 1974…

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Carlton, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Carlton, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1899

Address: Cnr Rathdowne and Pelham Streets , , Carlton Victoria, 3053

The Church of the Sacred Heart replaced an earlier combined church and school, built in bluestone, known as St George's. The new church was opened and blessed by Archbishop Carr on 19 November 1899. The Architectual style is Renaissance. The Church consists of nave, side aisles, and side chapels. It is 170ft in length and 62ft across.…

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Carnegie, VIC - St Anthony's Catholic

Carnegie, VIC - St Anthony's Catholic

Address: 172 Neerim Road, , Carnigie Victoria, 3163

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Casino, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Casino, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1940

Address: 126 Canterbury Street, , Casino New South Wales, 2470

The first Catholic Church was erected in 1876. The current Church was built of local red bricks in 1940. A late Art Deco church with rectangular lines and heavy scale and bulk. Romanesque elements on facade. The Church was consecrated in May, 1940 by the Bishop of Lismore. The bricks came from Coombell, south of Casino.

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Cassilis, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Cassilis, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: Scott Street, , Cassilis New South Wales, 2329

The Foundation stone was laid by the Bishop of Maitland Dr Murray on 28th January 1894. The building was to be of wood with a stone foundation at a cost of around £800.

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Casterton, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Casterton, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Address: 26 Robertson Street, , Casterton Victoria, 3311

The foundation of the church was laid on 7th February 1886. It was blessed on 7th November 1886 by Bishop Moore assisted by Fr Marshall and Fr Shine. The Gothic style brick church was 64 foot long and cost £3,000. Additions were made in 1918 at a cost of £500.

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Castle Hill, NSW - St Bernadette's Catholic

Castle Hill, NSW - St Bernadette's Catholic

Address: 367 Old Northern Road, , Castle Hill New South Wales, 2154

The history of St Bernadette’s parish began in Baulkham Hills, in the year 1849. For “Ten Pounds of Lawful British Money”, a contract was signed and sealed for the purchase of one and a half acres of land on the New Windsor Road which was to be the site for the first St Michael’s Church. In 1948 the purchase of seven acres (2.83…

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Castlemaine, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Castlemaine, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Address: 78 Hargraves Street, , Castlemaine Victoria, 3450

The first temporary chapel was built in 1853. The wooden church remained in service until 1857 when plans for "a magnificent cathedral in the Elizabethan style" were announced. Frederick Poepel was chosen as the architect, and the first stone laid on September 13th 1857..

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Cathcart, NSW - Catholic (Former)

Cathcart, NSW - Catholic (Former)

Address: Eden Street, , Cathcart New South Wales, 2632

The Church was built around 1880. The Church closed in 1970.

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Caulfield South, VIC - Holy Cross Catholic

Caulfield South, VIC - Holy Cross Catholic

Year Built: 1937

Address: 707 Glenhuntly Road, , Caulfield South Victoria, 3162

Masses were first offered by Father O'Brien in the court room of the Caulfield Town Hall. The design is in the Gothic style and incorporates the cross into the design of the churches. Holy Cross was built in this manner, with a central nave measuring 28 metres in length and 11 metres in width. The two side porches at the altar end…

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Cerberus, VIC - Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic

Cerberus, VIC - Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic

Address: Nelson Road HMAS, , Cerberus Victoria, 3920

Our Lady Star of the Sea Memorial Chapel serving the Royal Australian Navy within HMAS CERBERUS, Victoria. Opened in 1948 by Archbishop Daniel Mannix. It features stained glass windows donated by the American singer/actor Bing Crosby on a visit by him in the 1950's.

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Charlton, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Charlton, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1993

Address: 7 Learmouth Street, , Charlton Victoria, 3525

A Foundation stone reads, "St Joseph's Church Charlton was blessed and opened by Most Reverend Ronald Mulkeearns D.D. Bishop of Ballarat Sunday April 4th 1993. Fr Denis Dennehy Parish Priest. On this site stood the former St Joseph's Church blessed and opened by Bishop Joseph Higgins of Ballarat in September 1907 when Father Edward…

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Charters Towers, QLD - St Columba's Catholic

Charters Towers, QLD - St Columba's Catholic

Year Built: 1974

Address: Church Street, , Charters Towers Queensland, 4820

A plaque reads, " This stone was blessed by The Most Rev L. Faulkiner Bishop of Townsville on 3rd September 1972 in the Centenary year of St Columba's Parish 1872 - 1972".

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Chatswood, NSW - Our Lady of Dolours Catholic

Chatswood, NSW - Our Lady of Dolours Catholic

Year Built: 1920

Address: 94 Archer Street, , Chatswood New South Wales, 2067

The Catholic Church acquired property in Archer Street in 1888. The building of first church/school took place in 1895 on a portion of an 1863 cemetery grant of some three and a half acres in Archer/Anderson Streets. The Church was opened in 1921 but not finished until 1961. Architects were Messrs Hennessy and Hennessy.…

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Chelsea, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Chelsea, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1941

Address: 362 Station Street, , Chelsea Victoira, 3196

In 1913 Fr. Quinn built a weatherboard church — 60 feet by 30 feet — on the corner of Station Street and Woodbine Grove; by this time the Catholic families numbered 25. This church was Blessed and opened by Dr. Carr, Archbishop of Melbourne, on 27th December, 1914. Before the opening, Fr. Quinn had been transferred to Oakleigh and Fr. T.…

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Cheltenham, VIC - Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic

Cheltenham, VIC - Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic

Address: 9 Centre Dandenong Road, , Cheltenham Victoria, 3192

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Childers, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Childers, QLD - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1941

Address: 44 Bruce Highway, , Childers Queensland, 4660

The Foundation stone of this Church erected to the Glory of God and in honour of the sacred heart by the people of Childers was blessed and laid by Most Rev James Duhig D.D. Archbishop of Brisbane 28 - 3 - 41. R.W. Lyons P.P.".

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Chiltern, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Chiltern, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Address: 144 North Road, , Chiltern Victoria, 3683

A Church was opened in March 1872 with dimentions of 60 x 25 feet excluding the outer and inner sanctuary. It cost £1,200. The current Church building appears to have been built in 1966. Smith and Tracey of Melbourne were the architects of the current Church and N. & M. O'Neil of Wodonga the building contractor. The church cost $54,000…

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Clare, SA - St Michael's Catholic

Clare, SA - St Michael's Catholic

Address: Victoria Road, , Clare South Australia, 5453

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Claremont, TAS - St Bernard's Catholic

Claremont, TAS - St Bernard's Catholic

Year Built: 1958

Address: 27 Wyndham Road, , Claremont Tasmania, 7011

The Marist Fathers took charge of St. Bernard's Parish, Claremont, when Father O'Halloran, SM, came as parish priest in February 1958. Archbishop Guilford Young blessed and opened St. Bernard's Church, in Wyndham Road on April 20, 1958. Working bees organised by Father J. C. Wallis (Claremont was served from Glenorchy before the Marists…

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Clarence Gardens, SA - St Anthony's of Padua Catholic

Clarence Gardens, SA - St Anthony's of Padua Catholic

Year Built: 1959

Address: Castle Street, , Clarence Gardens South Australia, 5039

The Foundation stone was laid on 3 May 1959 by the Most Reverend M. Beovich D.D. Phd.

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