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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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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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Meridith, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Meridith, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1961

Address: 15 - 27 Lawler Street , , Meredith Victoria, 3333

The first Mass is this district was celebrated by Fr Symth at the home of John Campion, Campion Road Meredith in 1838. The first Catholic church was built in 1860 on a block of land in Mercer Street. This present church was built by Smith Bros and R Dudderidge. It was opened and dedicated by Archbishop Slattery on the feast of the…

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Mernda, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Mernda, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: Plenty Road, , Mernda Victoria, 3754

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Minlaton, SA - St Malachy's Catholic

Minlaton, SA - St Malachy's Catholic

Year Built: 1905

Address: Main Street, , Minlaton South Australia, 5575

The Church was built in 1905. The Foundation stone was laid on 15 October 1905.

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Minyip, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Minyip, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: Corner Church & Morris Streets, , Minyip Victoria, 3392

On 5 October 1875 Fr P.D. Moore came to Minyip and performed the first real Mass for the area. He took the opportunity not only to Baptise the son of James and Mary O'Callaghan but he also chaired a meeting of locals with the intention of establishing a church for the Minyip and Murtoa area. Architect Michael Ryan of Horsham was…

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Mirboo North, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Mirboo North, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Address: 31 Ogilvie Street, , Mirboo North Victoria, 3871

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Mitcham, VIC St John's Catholic

Mitcham, VIC St John's Catholic

Year Built: 1959

Address: 490 Whitehorse Road, , Mitcham Victoria, 3132

In order to help the first Catholic families and to attend to their spiritual needs, Fr. William Mason Finn, who had a horse, travelled from the district of Warringal (now Heidelberg) and called on the families he knew to be Catholics, His parish extended from Warringal to the foothills of Mount Dandenong. One of the earliest priests…

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Moe, VIC - St Kieran's Catholic

Moe, VIC - St Kieran's Catholic

Year Built: 1970

Address: 2 Wirraway Street, , Moe Victoria, 3825

The first St Keiran's stood on a block of land on the higher eastern side of the George and Anzac Streets and was blessed on 16 December 1900. A Foundation stone was laid on 9 August 1970 by his Lordship the Most Reverend Arthur Francis Fox D.D. Bishop of Sale. The cost was just over $67,000, is large enough to see 500 people and was…

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Moonah, TAS - St Theresa Catholic

Moonah, TAS - St Theresa Catholic

Address: 24 Hopkins Street, , Moonah Tasmania, 7009

The area, New Town to Bridgewater was part of St. Mary's Cathedral Parish until Archbishop W. Hayden made Moonah a parish in 1931. Catholics formerly went to Mass in those times, either to Sacred Heart Church, New Town (built in 1880), or to old St. John the Baptist Church, Main Road, Glenorchy, which was blessed and opened by Bishop…

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Moonta, SA - St Francis of Assisi Catholic

Moonta, SA - St Francis of Assisi Catholic

Year Built: 1869

Address: 1 Robert Street, , Moonta South Australia, 5558

A solid building, with limestone walls and iron roof. The foundation stone for this Church was laid by Bishop Shiel on 11 July 1869 and the Church was opened on 12 December 1869. It remains as built, except for the addition of a vestry to the front of the building.

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Mooroopna, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Mooroopna, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Address: McLennan Street, , Mooroopna Victoria, 3629

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Morgan, SA - St Ursula's Catholic

Morgan, SA - St Ursula's Catholic

Year Built: 1926

Address: High Street, , Morgan South Australia, 5320

The Foundation stone was laid on 14 March 1926 by the Most Reverend Robert J. Spence D.D. Archbishop of Adelaide.

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Mornington, VIC - St Macartan's Catholic

Mornington, VIC - St Macartan's Catholic

Address: 5 - 7 Drake Street, , Mornington Victoria, 3931

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Mornington, VIC - St Macartan's Catholic

Mornington, VIC - St Macartan's Catholic

Address: 4 Drake Street, , Mornington Victoria, 3931

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Morphett Vale, SA - St Mary's help of Christians Catholic

Morphett Vale, SA - St Mary's help of Christians Catholic

Year Built: 1971

Address: 3 Venning Street, , Morphett Vale South Australia, 5162

The first Roman Catholic Church erected in South Australia was St Mary's, Morphett Vale, on a site given by Mr A Anderson. It was dedicated by Bishop Murray on 8 December 1844. Built of local stone, the foundation stone was laid July 1845, opened 1846. Nave and chancel erected about twenty years later. The roof is now corrugated…

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Mortlake, VIC - St Colman's Catholic

Mortlake, VIC - St Colman's Catholic

Address: Burke Street, , Mortlake Victoria, 3272

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Morwell, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Morwell, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1970

Address: Commecial Road, , Morwell Victoria, 3840

The Foundation stone was laid on 15 November 1970 by the Most Reverend Arthur Francis Fox D.D. Bishop of Sale. The Architect was McCarthey and Collins and the Builder was Sola Constructions.

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Mt Barker, SA - Our Lady of Mercy Catholic

Mt Barker, SA - Our Lady of Mercy Catholic

Address: 7 Mann Street, , Mt Barker South Australia, 5251

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Mt Moriac, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Mt Moriac, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1883

Address: Princes Highway, , Mount Moriac Victoria, 3240

In 1856 Fr Patrick Birmingham formerly of Fiery Creek was direct by Bishop Goold to reside at Mount Moriac with the charge of Colac. This continued for just one year when he left Melbourne and travelled to Sydney. Father Barrett took over his parish. The original church was located in Chapel Street and built in 1860. A new Church was…

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Murchison, VIC - St Brigid's Catholic

Murchison, VIC - St Brigid's Catholic

Address: Impey Street, , Murchison Victoria, 3610

The Original church was a wooden structure of the following dimensions: Nave 40ft. x 20ft, Sanctuary 14 ft x 14 ft, Sacristy 14ft x 14 ft, height of walls 15 ft. The windows, ten in number, are of cathedral glass. The whole of the inside woodwork is of the best, both in material and workmanship. The building was carried out by day labour,…

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Murray Bridge, SA - Holy Redemmer Catholic

Murray Bridge, SA - Holy Redemmer Catholic

Year Built: 1910

Address: 2 Park Terrace, , Murray Bridge South Australia, 5254

The builder of the Church was Mr F. Fricker of Adelaide. The contract was signed on 15 July 1910 for a cost of 1230.00 not including furnishings. The Foundation stone was laid on 4 September 1910. Built form Murray Bridge freestone the nave was to be 25ft wide while its length was to be 45ft with seating for 250 people. Mr T Bartlett…

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Murringo, NSW - Sacred Heart Catholic

Murringo, NSW - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1874 - 1877

Address: Boreham Street, , Murringo New South Wales, 2586

The Church is part of a group of buildings built by the Catholic Church in Murringo (previously Marengo) between the 1870s and 1930 to serve the local Catholic community in their faith and schooling. They included a church (opened in 1877), Convent (opened in 1917) and school (opened in 1930). The Convent and school were sold by the…

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Murrumburrah, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Murrumburrah, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1868

Address: Wernon Street, Murrumburrah, Murrumburrah New South Wales, 2587

The foundation stone was laid in 1868. It was extended in 1895-96 with granite for the tower quarried at Demondrille (3 km north-west of Murrumburrah) and carted to the site by bullock and horse teams. St Mary's Convent was opened in 1892 with additions in 1902 and 1933. It closed in the mid-1980s.

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Murtoa, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Murtoa, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1881

Address: Corner Duncan & Degenhardt Streets, , Murtoa Victoria, 3390

One of the first services in Murtoa was that of 4 October 1875 when Father P Moore took Mass in Murtoa. Construction of the first church took place in 1880 and the formal opening of the building occurred on 10 July 1881 when Dean Moore from Ballarat officiated at the event. Four memebers of the Ballarat Choir attended the celebrations…

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Muskerry, VIC - St Martin of Tours Catholic

Muskerry, VIC - St Martin of Tours Catholic

Year Built: 1876

Address: River Road, , Muskerry Victoria, 3557

The Foundation stone of the church was laid by Rev Dr Crane Bishop of Sanddhurst on 19 September 1875. Mr Joseph Brady was the architect and the total cost of the construction was 401. The church was debt free by 27 October 1879. There is a foundation stone celebrating the centenasry of the church which was laid by the Bishop of…

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Nagambie, VIC - St Malachy's Catholic

Nagambie, VIC - St Malachy's Catholic

Address: Corner of Young & High Street, , Nagambie Victoria, 3608

Father Patrick Farrell who serves as the church's Priest from 1988 to 2003 is remembered by a plaque on the outside church wall.

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Naracoorte, SA - St Thomas Aquinas Catholic

Naracoorte, SA - St Thomas Aquinas Catholic

Year Built: 1937

Address: Gordon Street, , Naracoorte South Australia, 5271

The Foundation stone was laid on 7 March 1937 by the Most Reverend Andrew Killian D.D. Archbishop of Adelaide.

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Narrandera, NSW - St Mel's Catholic

Narrandera, NSW - St Mel's Catholic

Year Built: 1908

Address: Audley Street, , Narrandera New South Wales, 2700

The Foundation stone was laid on 22 November 1908 by the Most Reverend J. Gallagher Bishop of Goulburn. The Architects were Kempson and Connelly of Melbourne.

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Nathalia, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Nathalia, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Address: Robertson Street, , Nathalia Victoria, 3638

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Natimuk, VIC - St John's Catholic (former)

Natimuk, VIC - St John's Catholic (former)

Year Built: 1915

Address: Main Street, , Natimuk Victoria, 3409

Church now closed. The first mass was held in Ryan's home and later at the local Hotel, Mechanics Institute and State School. A church was opened in 1889 and this church was built in 1915.

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New Norfolk, TAS - St Peter's Catholic

New Norfolk, TAS - St Peter's Catholic

Address: 2 Hillside Crescent, , New Norfolk Tasmania, 7140

A plaque on one front gate post reads, " In memory of the pioneer priests of this parish R.I.P.". The opposite post reads, " Memorial gates erected 1931 Rev T.J. O'Donnell".

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New Town, TAS - Sacred Heart Catholic

New Town, TAS - Sacred Heart Catholic

Address: 2 Cross Street, , New Town Tasmania, 7008

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Newcomb, VIC - Christ the King Catholic

Newcomb, VIC - Christ the King Catholic

Address: Wilsons Road, , Newcomb Victoria, 3219

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Newport, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Newport, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1942

Address: 7 Newcastle Street, , Newport Victoria, 3015

The Foundation stone was laid by the Most Reverend D. Mannix D.D. L.L.D. on 17 May 1942. A red brick Modern Gothic church typical of many erected for the Catholic Church in the first half of the twentieth century. The elevation is in two gabled bays with an unusual castellated bell tower over the western bay, presumably being the…

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Nhill, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Nhill, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1899

Address: 33 Leahy Street, , Nhill Victoria, 3418

The original church was destroyed by a cyclone on 19 November 1897. Plans for a new church were supplied by Michael Ryan. Brickwork was carried out by W.A. Lamber and James Fyvie, carpentry and plumbing by W.G. Gunn and the bricks were supplied by Sawyer and Co of Horsham. Work commenced in August 1898 and the dedication service ok…

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Norlane, VIC - St Thomas Aquinas Catholic

Norlane, VIC - St Thomas Aquinas Catholic

Address: Corner Plume & Gerbera Streets, , Norlane Victoria, 3214

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Normanville, SA - St Peter's Catholic

Normanville, SA - St Peter's Catholic

Year Built: 1858

Address: Willis Drive, , Normanville South Australia, 5204

Established in 1858. The Bishop of Adelaide, Bishop Murphy, in 1856 he and the other trustee priests Frs Ryan, Smyth and Fallon, purchased from Richard Connor, 'two acres more or less', being part of Section 1007, for £5 for the purposes of building a church. The church was dedicated on 1 January 1858 by Father Peter Hughes.

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North Adelaide, SA - St Lawrence's Catholic

North Adelaide, SA - St Lawrence's Catholic

Year Built: 1867

Address: 134 Buxton Street, , North Adelaide South Australia, 5006

The Church was erected between 1867 and 1868 The Foundation stone was laid on 10 March 1867 and dedicated on 10 January 1869 by Bishop Lawrence Shiel. Additions and including the Sanctuary and piped organ were blessed on 13 February 1910.

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