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Adelaide, SA - St Patrick's Catholic

Adelaide, SA - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1912

Address: 261 Grote Street, , Adelaide South Australia, 5000

After the original church, that was located in West Terrace became too small it was decided to build a new one in Grote St. St Patrick’s Church was the principal place of Catholic worship in Adelaide until St Francis Xavier Cathedral opened on Wakefield Street in 1858. Alterations to the simple stone building of St Patrick’s Church…

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Albury, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Albury, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1843

Address: Corner Olive & Smolett Streets, , Albury New South Wales, 2640

Father Charles Lovat, a pioneer priest from Yass, celebrated Albury's first Catholic mass on November 25, 1843 in a much smaller building at a different location. The present Church was opened on November 24, 1872. The priest who planned its construction was buried behind the altar. He was Dr. Michael McAlroy, Albury's parish priest from…

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Allora, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Allora, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: Warwick Street, , Allora Queensland, 4362

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Asquith, NSW - St Patricks Catholic

Asquith, NSW - St Patricks Catholic

Address: Cnr Royston Parade & Baldwin Avenue, , Asquith New South Wales, 2077

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Ballarat, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral

Ballarat, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral

Year Built: 1858

Address: Corner Sturt & Dawson Street, , Ballarat Victoria, 3350

Although Catholic Services were conducted in Ballarat from 1851 onwards, the parish of Ballarat was not instituted until 1852. The first Parish Priest was Father Matthew Downing, who in 1853, selected the two acre site for the church, which was granted under a Crown Grant in 1855. The style of the church is early Gothic from the era of…

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Balmoral, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Balmoral, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1933

Address: Cnr Coleraine & Simpson Streets, , Balmoral Victoria, 3407

A Foundation stone reads, " This stone was blessed by His Excellency Most Rev D. Foley D.D. Bishop of Ballarat Sunday 16th July 1933 on completion of Church Rev D. McGowan Pastor".

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Beenleigh, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Beenleigh, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 24 Tobruk Street, , Beenleigh Queensland, 4207

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Bega, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Bega, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 136 Gipps Street, , Bega New South Wales, 2550

In 1865 St Patrick's parish begins in Bega as a separate parish from Pambula. The Original church was consecrated in 1882. In 1884 The Sisters of Charity established their first school near St Patrick's Church.

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Berry, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Berry, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1935

Address: Albert Street, , Berry New South Wales, 2535

The Church was established in 1870. A Foundation stone reads, "This Foundation stone of St Patrick's Church Berry was solemnly blessed and laid by His Grace The Most Rev M. Sheehan D.D. 24 November 1935".

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Binalong, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Binalong, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1913

Address: Monteagle Street, , Binalong New South Wales, 2584

The first church was located on Church Hill and was called the Church of St Peter's and Paul. The foundation stone of that church was laid in March 1859. It was later demolished. The Foundation stone of the existing Federation style church was laid on 17 September 1911 by the Catholic Bishop of Goulburn Dr Gallagher. Built of local…

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Bondi, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Bondi, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1929

Address: 2 Wellington Street, , Bondi New South Wales, 2026

The Church was established as a parish in 1917 from territory originally belonging to the care of the Franciscan fathers and then to a larger parish which comprised all of Rose Bay and Woollahra. The Catholic Press reported on Thursday 8th August 1929 that the blessing of the Foundation stone was to be held at 3.30pm Sunday 18th. The…

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Boorowa, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Boorowa, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1877

Address: Queen Street, , Boorowa New South Wales, 2586

‘A church was built 1854 as an outpost of Yass Mission, but a resident priest came in 1864. That old church became unstable and too small and was later replaced. A stain-glassed window of the Irish Saints Patrick, Bridget and Columba is a fine element, but there is within it a surprising inset panel of the ‘Liberator’ Daniel O’Connell,…

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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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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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Colebrook, TAS - St Patrick's Catholic

Colebrook, TAS - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1857

Address: 2 Arthur Street, , Colebrook Tasmania, 7027

Ashlar Gothic church. Comprises chancel, nave, north and south aisles, sacristy and north porch. East window with tracery-aisle windows (lancet) in couplets as are quatrefoil lights to clerestory. Gable iron roof. Stone balustrade and porch. A stone church in a small country town designed by Frederick Thomas and erected in 1856. The…

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Cooma, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Cooma, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 46 Murray Street, , Cooma New South Wales, 2630

‘The first resident priest, Michael Kavanagh, came in 1863. The Brigidine Sisters opened their school in 1888.’

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Culcairn, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Culcairn, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 8 Blair street, , Culcairn New South Wales, 2660

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Dunkeld, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Dunkeld, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1913

Address: 103 Martain Street, , Dunkeld Victoria, 3294

An historical marker reads, "St Patrick's Catholic Church The first small wooden church was built in 1875 on land granted in 1854. This building was opened by Father Fennelly on 7th April 1875 and was later relocated to Glenthompson. A new brick church was built by Hec Patterson to a design by Frank Hammond at a cost of £800 and…

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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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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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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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Glen Innes, NSW St Patrick's Catholic

Glen Innes, NSW St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1908

Address: 162 Meady Street, , Glen Innes New South Wales, 2370

In 1864 Dean Lynch laid the foundation stone for the church. The bluestone was supplied by supporter of Mr Regan, one Mr Patrick Dumphy who secured it from the area now dedicated as a park and adjoining the residence (at that time) of Mr J Priest. The present Church was designed in the Gothic style. The plan consists of a nave 72 feet…

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Gordon, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Gordon, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1875

Address: Corner Old Melbourne & Carey Road, , Gordon Victoria, 3345

St. Patrick's Parish, was established in 1875 and incorporates a church and school in each of Ballan, Gordon and Springbank. The land and a sum of one hundred and £90 for the stonework, nave, porch and tower was donated by Ryan brothers of Millbrook. The Architect was Henry R Caselli of Ballarat, the builders, Jenkin and Lewis. The…

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Grong Grong, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Grong Grong, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: Balaro Street, , Grong Grong New South Wales, 2652

The Church was completely destroyed by fire in 1917. The Church was re built between 1917 and 1922 and reopened in 1918 by His Lordship Dr Gallagher Bishop of Goulburn.

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Gundagai, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Gundagai, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1885

Address: 121 Sheridan Street, Gundagai, New South Wales, 2722

The church was built in 1885 which replaced an 1859 church opened by Rev. Michael McAlroy. The church is of neo-gothic style. The architect EC Manfred studied under Edmund Blacket who also designed the Church of England in Tumut, and the St Andrew’s Cathedral, George Street Sydney.

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Ingham, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Ingham, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1961

Address: 18 Abbott Street, , Ingham Queensland, 4850

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Katanning, WA - St Patricks Catholic

Katanning, WA - St Patricks Catholic

Year Built: 1923

Address: 37 Amhurst Street, , Katanning Western Australia, 6317

The first wood and iron Catholic Church, St Patrick’s, was opened in 1893. The new church was opened on 19th August, 1923, with Father Reidy having been a major force behind the project, and the church was blessed by Archbishop Clune. The Architect was M F Cavanagh and the builder was Alex Thomson.

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Kerang, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Kerang, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 90 Nolan Street, , Kerang Victoria, 3579

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Kilmore, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Kilmore, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1856

Address: 37 Sutherland Street, , Kilmore Victoria, 3764

The first Catholic Priest to perform a Mass in Kilmore was the Reverend Father Charles Clarke in 1846. His successor in 1854 was Father T O'Rouke. During his time he set about building a small chapel in the Willomavin area. By 1856 it was decided a bigger Church was required. Construction commenced in 1856 and the foundation stone was…

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Laidley, QLD - St Parick's Catholic

Laidley, QLD - St Parick's Catholic

Address: John Street, , Laidley Queensland, 4341

"Foundation Stone of New Church, LAID BY ARCHBISHOP DUHIG. November 1918. "The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of a new Catholic Church at Laidley, to replace the one destroyed by fire a few months ago, was performed by His Grace Archbishop Duhig, on Sunday morning last, in the presence of a large congregation. The Archbishop…

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Latrobe, TAS - St Patrick's Catholic

Latrobe, TAS - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1871

Address: 195 Gilbert Street, , Latrobe Tasmania, 7307

Bishop Willson applied for two acres at Latrobe, on October 22, 1864, as the site for a church, school and cemetery. The following February, he asked for another block in lieu of a section of land not granted "on account of the proposed tramway running near the land". The total land grant to the Catholics of Latrobe was five acres.…

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Lilydale, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Lilydale, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1890

Address: Corner Jones & Clarke Street, , Lilydale Victoria, 3140

The first services were held in the Commerford family home in Edwards Street and on occasions in the de Castella's home. In 1863 Dr Fitzpatrick applied for 2 acres at the corner of Jones and Clarke Streets. In May 1864 work commenced on a small wooden building which was completed in January 1865. In mid 1869 Father Finn was suggesting…

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Lithgow, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Lithgow, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1977

Address: 69 Lett Street, , Lithgow New South Wales, 2790

A Foundation stone reads, " St Patrick's Church was solemnly blessed by Most Rev A.R.E. Thomas D.D. Bishop of Bathurst on 17th April 1977 - Rt Rev MGR J. Sexton Pastor Rev T. Ryan Associate".

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Mackay, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Mackay, QLD - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1963

Address: 12 River Street, , Mackay Queensland,

The current St Patrick’s Church is the fourth to be constructed on the site and was constructed in 1961-63. It was designed by prominent Mackay architect, Harold Vivian Marsh Brown in the Spanish mission style. A Foundation stone reads, Patrick's Memorial Church. This Stone, blessed and laid by Most Reverend Francis Rush,D.D., Bishop…

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Manangatang, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Manangatang, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Address: 33 Pioneer Street, , Manangatang Victoria, 3546

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Marrar, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Marrar, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1912

Address: 5 Lime Street, , Marrar New South Wales, 2652

Early services were conducted in the waiting room of the Coolamon Railway Station and at Winchendon Vale in private homes. The church was officially opened and blessed by the Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Johm. Gallagher D.D. on 28th February, 1912.

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Mentone, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Mentone, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1958

Address: 10 Rogers Street, , Mentone Victoria, 3194

The Parish of Mentone was created in 1904, when the area encompassing Mentone, Parkdale, Cheltenham, Highett, Beaumaris, Sandringham, Mordialloc, Edithvale and Chelsea was cut off from the “Brighton Mission”, which was ministered by priests residing in the present Parish of St James Gardenvale. The specially selected Glen Iris bricks…

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Michelago, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Michelago, NSW - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1906

Address: 6418 Monaro Highway, , Michelago New South Wales, 2620

The parish opened with the arrival of a resident priest in 1890. The first St Patrick’s at Michelago was built in 1865 and it’s still there at the rear of the current church, showing its age but hinting at its secrets and its stories. The second St Patrick’s was built in 1907 from bricks made on the site from local red clay.Petersen…

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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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Moorilim, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic (Former)

Moorilim, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic (Former)

Year Built: 1888

Address: 5455-5465 Goulburn Valley Highway, , Moorilin Victoria, 3610

A timber church and school existed on this site in 1872; the land had been donated by the local farmer, Michael Kearney. The existing St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church was erected in 1888, with the foundation stone laid by Dr Reville, Co-adjudicator and Bishop of Sandhurst, on 19 April 1888. The builder was a Mr McKenzie. The current…

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