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Adelaide, SA - St Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral

Adelaide, SA - St Francis Xavier Catholic Cathedral

Year Built: 1851

Address: 33 Wakefield Street, , Adelaide South Australia, 5000

Built progressively, from the laying of the original foundation in 1851 to the completion of the bell-tower in 1996, this cathedral is considered a major Australian work of the Gothic Revival style. It is linked with a number of designers and builders, including the eminent English architects Charles Francis Hansom and Peter Paul Pugin.…

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Arncliffe, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Arncliffe, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1931

Address: 4 Forest Road, , Arncliffe New South Wales, 2205

The Church was designed by Clement Clancy in the Romanesque style and built in 1931. It features a distinctive 33 metre high round Celtic tower. A Foundation stone reads, "This stone was blessed and laid by Archbishop Kelly Dec 3rd 1911".

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Ashbury, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Ashbury, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1955

Address: 54 Leopold Street, , Ashbury New South Wales, 2193

The Parish was established in 1928 with Fr McMahon as our first pastor. The foundation stone for the first building was laid in 1929 and into the foundations was buried a stone which had come from the church in Malacca where St. Francis Xavier had preached the Gospel. In 1930 which was to have a significant and continuing influence on…

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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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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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Berrima, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholc

Berrima, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholc

Year Built: 1851

Address: Oldbury Street, , Berrima New South Wales, 2577

A sandstone Victorian Free Gothic style church with gabled roofs a bellcote over the west front, a central porch on the north side and a vestry on the south side. The interior consists of a nave and sanctuary. Some of the pews were originally in the redundant Sutton Forest Roman Catholic Church of St patrick. The Church was designed by…

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Bethanga, VIC - St Francis Catholic (Former)

Bethanga, VIC - St Francis Catholic (Former)

Year Built: 1886

Address: Bridge Street, , Bethanga Victoria, 3691

The first church was built in 1886. In 1917 Revd Dr Flynn decided the location of the church was not appropriate.The aged, the infirm and ill could not access the Church because of the steepness and parishioners who had to walk to Mass found it almost impossible to attend area became wet and muddy. On the 17th October 1917 the…

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Bethunga, VIC - St Francis Catholic (Former)

Bethunga, VIC - St Francis Catholic (Former)

Year Built: 1918

Address: 6 Bridge Street, , Bethunga Victoria, 3691

The Church was up for sale in 2023.

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Box Hill, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Box Hill, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1926

Address: Corner Dorking & Whitehorse Roads, , Box Hill Victoria, 3128

The Foundation stone was laid by the most Reverend D Mannix D.D. Archbishop of Melbourne on 11 July 1926.

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Clarence Gardens, SA - St Francis of Assisi Anglican

Clarence Gardens, SA - St Francis of Assisi Anglican

Year Built: 1964

Address: Dinwoodie Avenue, , Clarence Gardens South Australia, 5039

The Foundation stone was laid on 23 February 1964 by the Right Reverend T.T. Reed.

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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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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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Goodna, QLD - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Goodna, QLD - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1880

Address: 6 Church Street, , Goodna Queensland, 4300

The foundation stone for St Patrick's (as it was originally called) was laid on Sunday 15 August 1880 by Bishop of Brisbane James Quinn. The church was opened in Sunday 1 May 1881 by Bishop Quinn. Local stone came from a nearby quarry, believed to be in Stuart Street with parishioners carting the stone to the site as voluntary work.…

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Gordon, NSW - St Francis Catholic

Gordon, NSW - St Francis Catholic

Address: 21 St Johns Avenue, , Gordon New South Wales, 2072

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Gunning, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Gunning, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1973

Address: 1 Cullavin Street, , Gunning New South Wales, 2581

‘A rubblestone Catholic Church was built in 1860 under the leadership of Rev. Michael McAlroy of Yass. A resident priest, Father Gaffey was appointed in 1880, which established the parish and served other village churches at Collector, Breadalbane and Gurrundah. The Sisters of Mercy arrived in 1901 to conduct a school. They erected a new…

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Hall, ACT - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Hall, ACT - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1907

Address: 220 Victoria Street, , Hall Australian Capital Territory, 2618

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was blessed and laid 9th June 1907 by Most Rev John Gallagher D.D. Bishop of Goulburn Very Rev J.F. Leonard P.P.".

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Harrietville, VIC - St Francis of Assisi Catholic

Harrietville, VIC - St Francis of Assisi Catholic

Address: 215 Great Alpine Road, , Harrietville Victoria, 3741

Originally located in Buckland it was moved to its present site in 1922.

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Hughenden, QLD - St Francis Catholic

Hughenden, QLD - St Francis Catholic

Address: 16 Mowbray Street, , Hughenden Queensland,

Residents first celebrated Mass in the little old school that was situated where the main road now runs at the inter-section of Grey Street and Mowbray Street. Father Mouton came in 1887 and celebrated Mass for the first years in the old Court-house every Sunday that he was in town. A little organ, the property of the Town Council, was…

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Lavender Bay, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Lavender Bay, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1881

Address: 17 McKenzie Street, , Lavender Bay New South Wales, 2060

The Church was built of sandstone with slate roof and copper spire in Gothic Revival style and was designed by William Wardell. Opened in 1881 as a Catholic school with four classrooms. Large stained glass window, some 20m x 5m, executed by Stephen Moore in 1964. Arched colonnade to Mackenzie Street added in 1964.

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Leopold, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic (Former)

Leopold, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic (Former)

Address: 1030 Portarlinton Road, , Leopold Victoria, 3224

A decorated Gothic church c.1870 built in brick and later cement rendered with diamond paned leadlight east and west windows of three and four lights respectively, and an octagonal belfry to the south-west. The original front porch had a slate roof and interior timber panelling to a metre and a half. Both the porch and the church have…

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Lilyfield, NSW - St Francis Catholic

Lilyfield, NSW - St Francis Catholic

Address: 12 Trevor Street, , Lilyfield New South Wales, 2040

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Mansfield, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Mansfield, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1937

Address: 54 Hunter Street, , Mansfield Victoria, 3722

The Architect was P.J. O'Connor and the builder was J.A. Sparks. The Church was blessed and opened by the Most Reverend D Mannix D.D. Archbishop of Melbourne on 19 December 1937.

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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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Montmorency, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Montmorency, VIC - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1965

Address: 86 Mayona Road, , Montmorency Victoria, 3094

The Church was blessed & opened by Rev. Justin D. Simonds D.D. PhD, Archbishop of Melbourne, on July 25th 1965. The Parish Priest at that time was Rev. Father Brendan Torr.

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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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Moree, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Moree, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1959

Address: 39 Boston Street, , Moree New South Wales, 2400

A Foundation stone reads, " A.M.D.G. Church of St Francis Xavier solemnly Blessed and dedicated 15th March 1959 by Most Reverend Bishop E.J. Doody D.D. Rt Rev Mgr L.J. O'Reilly P.P. Foundations of earlier Church preserved".

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Sydney, NSW - St Francic of Assisi Catholic (former)

Sydney, NSW - St Francic of Assisi Catholic (former)

Year Built: 1905

Address: Oxford Street, , Sydney New South Wales, 2000

Believed to be the church of St Frances Church of Haymarket, but not the current one. The building next door appears to have St Vincent de Paul Society sign on the wall (which would be linked with the Catholic church next door note the joining brick wall). People appear to be waiting to go into church, thus this would be a morning…

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Tarcutta, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Tarcutta, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Address: Centenary Avenue, Tarcutta, New South Wales, 2652

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Woolgoolga, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Woolgoolga, NSW - St Francis Xavier Catholic

Year Built: 1968

Address: Cnr Scarborough & Hastings Streets, , Woolgoolga New South Wales, 2456

The Parish of Coffs Harbour, Diocese of Lismore, was formed on December 9, 1906. The original parish embraced a stretch of country skirting the coast including the townships of Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga, as well as the districts of Moonee and Corindi. In early 1968 the erection of a new Catholic Church for the people of Woolgoolga…

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