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Eden, NSW - Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic

Eden, NSW - Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic

Year Built: 1992

Address: 86 Calle Calle Street, , Eden New South Wales, 2551

The original church was built in 1863 and was in use until 1992. A plaque on the old church reads, A temporary wooden church built in Eden [circa 18601 damaged by strong winds in September of 1860. Rebuilt November 1860. Land granted 27 July 1863 for the establishment of church presbytery and school reported in "freeman's journal"…

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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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Edgecliff, NSW - St Joseph Catholic

Edgecliff, NSW - St Joseph Catholic

Year Built: 1874

Address: 12 Albert Street, , Edgecliff New South Wales, 2027

The church is in the early English style of Gothic architecture, and is built of brick on stone foundations. The nave is 80 by 35 feet in width, 20 feet high to wall plate, and 45 feet to ridge pole. The chancel is placed at the north end and is 20 feet wide by 15 deep…” is how the Freeman’s Journal Sydney begins the description of the…

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Eganstown, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Eganstown, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Address: 3884 Midland Highway, , Eganstown Victoria, 3461

The St Francis Xavier Chapel and Catholic Cemetery was established on land donated by squatter John Egan. It was built between 1865 - 1867.

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Eldorado, VIC - St Augustine's Catholic

Eldorado, VIC - St Augustine's Catholic

Year Built: 1868

Address: 156 Main Street, , Eldorado Victoria, 3746

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Elmore, VIC - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic

Elmore, VIC - Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1904

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

The first Catholic Church was erected in 1896 on the triangular block opposite the present church where the Office of Housing flats now stand. It was a weatherboard building. The parish was established n 1902 with Monsignor Rooney as Parish Priest. The Foundation stone of the present Church was blessed by Rev S. Reville DD OSA second…

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Elong Elong, NSW - St Therese's Catholic

Elong Elong, NSW - St Therese's Catholic

Address: 20 Geurie Street, , Elong Elong New South Wales, 2831

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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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Eltham, VIC - Our Lady Help of Christian Catholic

Eltham, VIC - Our Lady Help of Christian Catholic

Address: 4 Henry Street, , Eltham Victoria, 3095

The Architects were Gerard Smith, Diana Iezzi, Smith & Tracey Architects and the Builders were Clark Frigo, Conrad Constructions and Management. The stained glass windows on the west wall depict the Passion, Death, Resurrection and the presence of the Spirit of Christ in the parish of Our Lady Help of Christians since its inception.…

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Emerald, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Emerald, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1983

Address: Corner Yamal & Anakie Streets, , Emerald Queensland, 4720

The Catholic Press of 27th February 1913 records, The new Catholic Emerald Church which was dedicated by Coadjutor Archbishop of Brisbanon Sunday February 16 was opened free of debt. The collection for the day totalled £270, but promises of donations will bring the amount to £300. The Church is lighted with Quirk's air gas. The Rev…

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Emerald, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Emerald, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

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

No information currently available. Submissions welcomed.

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Endeavour Hills, VIC - St Paul Apostle Catholic

Endeavour Hills, VIC - St Paul Apostle Catholic

Year Built: 1983

Address: 5 William Hovell Drive, , Endeavour Hills Victoria, 3802

A wall plaque reads, "St Paul Apostle Catholic Church is an expression of the faith, and generosity of our Parish family, We acknowledge with gratitude the material assitance this Parish has received from the Archdiocese. It was blessed and opened on 14th August 1983 by Archbishop Frank Little. Twenty Five years later major refurbishment…

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Enfield, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Enfield, NSW - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1930

Address: 126 Liverpool Road, , Enfield New South Wales, 2136

In November 1916, four months after his arrival in Australia, Father Considine purchased the present site (on which stood an open-air movie theatre) for £1500. The first building erected was a Church-School in 1917. In 1930 Fr Considine commissioned architect C Glancy to prepare plans for our wonderful Church, a replica of the famous…

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Engadine, NSW - St John Bosco Catholic

Engadine, NSW - St John Bosco Catholic

Address: 46 Waratah Road, , Engadine New South Wales, 2233

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Enoggerra, QLD - St John the Baptist Catholic

Enoggerra, QLD - St John the Baptist Catholic

Address: 133 S Pine Road, , Enoggerra Queensland, 4051

The initial land offered by the Archbishop was too small for a church and school. A local Catholic, Mrs E Clugston, donated a property which she owned and the Archbishop purchased 2 adjoining acres to provide a suitable area. The Church was blessed and opened on Sunday August 9, 1908. In 1913 St John the Baptist became a parish with…

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Epping, NSW - Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic

Epping, NSW - Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic

Address: 29 Oxford Street, , Epping New South Wales, 2121

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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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Erskineville, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Erskineville, NSW - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1911

Address: 23 Swanton Street, , Erskineville New South Wales, 2043

The parish began with a small wooden church (that had originally been a protestant church) at 134 George Street, Erskineville in 1862.sold to the Railway Commissioners in 1911. The Church was designed by J.McCarthy in the Federation Gothic style and built in 1912. It has a frontage of 76 feet to the main street, with a depth of 100…

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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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Essendon, VIC - St Therese's Catholic

Essendon, VIC - St Therese's Catholic

Year Built: 1934

Address: 48A Lincoln Road, , Essendon Victoria, 3040

A Foundation stone is set in Latin and reads, " A.M.D.G. Hung lapidem benedixit et posuit Daniel Archiepiscopus Melbourne Die 22AD Aprilis 1934 - Petrus O'Brien Rector.

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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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Farleigh, QLD - St Brigid's Catholic

Farleigh, QLD - St Brigid's Catholic

Address: 961 Bruce Highway, , Farleigh Queensland, 4741

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Fawkner, VIC - St Mark's Catholic

Fawkner, VIC - St Mark's Catholic

Year Built: 1971

Address: 9 Lee Street, , Fawkner Victoria,

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was blessed by Archbishop James R. Knox 29.4.1971 - Rev J Noonan P.P.".

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Ferntree Gully, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Ferntree Gully, VIC - St John the Baptist Catholic

Address: 19 Forest Raod, , Ferntree Gully Victoria, 3156

The first Catholic church in the Gully was completed in 1890. The simple wooden building was erected on the south side of Main Road (now Burwood Highway, where Woolworth’s service station now stands). The land was donated by John Buckley and the building was erected by Thomas Jones at a cost of 200 pounds. In 1911 saw the establishment…

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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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Fish Creek, VIC - Immaculate Conception Catholic

Fish Creek, VIC - Immaculate Conception Catholic

Year Built: 1904

Address: 18 Foster Road, , Fish Creek Victoria, 3959

The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception at Fish Creek was opened and blessed by Bishop Corbett of Sale and the Very Rev. M Maher CM, Provincial of the Vincentians, on 11 December, 1904. The architect was TA Payne and it was constructed for £550 in 1904 by EP (Ted) Harden of Leongatha, who was a builder and undertaker. The…

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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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Footscray, VIC - St Monica's Catholic

Footscray, VIC - St Monica's Catholic

Year Built: 1885

Address: 2 Wingfield Sreet, , Footscay Victoria, 3011

The Rev. Dr. McGillicuddy decided a suitable church should be built. So, on 5th July, 1873 was laid the foundation of the present Church performed by Dr. Goold. Mass was celebrated in a tent near by. The church is Fourteenth Century Gothic with a nave 63 ft. by 28 ft. Chancel 18 ft. square with a proposed 108ft spire (never built). Church…

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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. The Architect was Edward Gell. A sanctuary was added in 1905 and a gallery in 1923.

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Forestville, NSW - Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic

Forestville, NSW - Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic

Address: 9 Currie Road, , Forestville New South Wales, 2087

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Forrest, ACT - St Christopher's Catholic Cathedral

Forrest, ACT - St Christopher's Catholic Cathedral

Year Built: 1938

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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Foster, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Foster, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1983

Address: 19 O'Connell Road, , Foster Victoria, 3960

The first Church was erected in 1889 of weatherboard and was 50 feet by 25 feet. The builder was Mr Davis and the Architect was Mr C Scanlan. The Church was blessed and consecrated by the Rt Reverend P. O'Donahue on 23rd June 1889. A plaque on the wall of the current Church reads, " This Church of St Joseph was consecrated and Parish…

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Franklin, TAS - St Mary's Catholic

Franklin, TAS - St Mary's Catholic

Address: Huon Highway, Franklin, Tasmania, 7113

The Architect was Henry Hunter. The parish of Franklin amalgamated with Cygnet in 2002. The Church was closed in 2013.

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Frankston, VIC - Saint Francis Xavier Catholic

Frankston, VIC - Saint Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1954

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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Frankston, VIC - St John's Catholic

Frankston, VIC - St John's Catholic

Year Built: 1981

Address: 20 Coral Street, , Frankston Victoria, 3199

A Foundation stone reads, " St Johns Church erected to the Honour and Glory of God by the generosity of the parishioners solemney dedicated on the 6th June 1981 by His Grace Archbishop T.F. Little D.D. W Walsh Pastor".

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Freemantle, WA - St Patrick's Catholic

Freemantle, WA - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1898

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

The building was designed by Michael Francis Cavanagh, the foundation stone was laid on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 1898 and the nave opened on 3 June 1900.

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Freshwater, NSW - St John the Baptist Catholic

Freshwater, NSW - St John the Baptist Catholic

Address: 15 Johnson Street, , Freshwater New South Wales, 2096

A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. Blessed and laid by Most Rev Dr Kelly Archbishop of Sydney Nov 20th 1921". A further foundation stone reads, " To Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Parish of St John the Baptist Harbord Sunday November 18th 1990. Patrick Murphy First Bishop of Broken Bay".

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