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State: Victoria, Denomination: Roman Catholic


Malmsbury, VIC - Catholic (Former)

Malmsbury, VIC - Catholic (Former)

Year Built: 1920

Address: 31 clowes Street, , Malmsbury Victoria, 3446

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Malvern, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Malvern, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Year Built: 1908

Address: 47 Stanhope Street, , Malvern Victoria, 3144

The Very Rev. Father (afterwards Dean) Hegarty, parish priest of St. Kilda celebrated the first public Mass for the Catholics of Malvern in the new Malvern Town Hall on the third Sunday of September 1888. An earlier Mass had been said on the 3rd February 1888 at the recently established Convent of the Sacred Heart in Burke Road. In 1889,…

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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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Maryborough, VIC - St Augustine's Catholic

Maryborough, VIC - St Augustine's Catholic

Address: Corner Kars & Burke Streets, , Maryborough Victoria, 3465

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Meadow Heights, VIC - Holy Child Catholic

Meadow Heights, VIC - Holy Child Catholic

Address: 133 Malmsbury Drive, , Meadown Heights Victoria, 3048

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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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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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Meredith, VIC - St Joseph's Catholic

Meredith, 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

Year Built: 1884

Address: Plenty Road, , Mernda Victoria, 3754

The first Mass in the district was in 1857 in a private home (since demolished) on Yan Yean Road on the hill that is north of the Doreen Store. Mass was celebrated subsequently for the district - twice yearly - at the Ryan family home in Yan Yean The distinguished church architect, Mr T. A. Kelly designed the church in “decorated…

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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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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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Moorabbin, VIC - St Catherine's Catholic

Moorabbin, VIC - St Catherine's Catholic

Address: 2 - 4 Buchan Street, , Moorabbin Victoria, 3189

A Foundation stone reads, " In memory of the Pioneers and those who gave their lives in defence of Australia".

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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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Mooroolbark, VIC - St Peter Julian Eymard Catholic

Mooroolbark, VIC - St Peter Julian Eymard Catholic

Address: 234 Hull Road, , Mooroolbark Victoria, 3138

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Mooroopna, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Mooroopna, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1936

Address: McLennan Street, , Mooroopna Victoria, 3629

A Foundation stone reads, St Mary's Church School blessed and opened by The Right Reverend ???? Bishop of Sandhurst 1936". Rev H.E.Ryan Rector H.L. Hanlon Architect".

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Mordialloc, VIC - St Brigid's Catholic

Mordialloc, VIC - St Brigid's Catholic

Year Built: 1956

Address: 520 Main Street, , Mordialloc Victoria, 3195

Fr Francis O’Hanlon (Parish Priest from St Patrick’s, Mentone) had purchased a property, “LISSADELL” which is on the corner of Main and High Streets Mordialloc. LISSADELL had been the summer residence of the MONAHAN FAMILY who had previously gifted the land on the opposite corner for a church site. This property became the PRESBYTERY for…

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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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Mortlake, VIC - St Colman's Catholic

Mortlake, VIC - St Colman's Catholic

Address: Burke Street, , Mortlake Victoria, 3272

St Colman's Parish Mortlake was established in 1869. St Thomas the Apostle Parish was established in 1908. On July 1, 2022 Bishop Paul Bird CSsR decreed that the parishes of Mortlake and Terang become Our Lady of Mercy Parish.

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Morwell, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Morwell, VIC - Sacred Heart Catholic

Year Built: 1970

Address: Commercial Road, , Morwell Victoria, 3840

In 1879 three Catholic residents, Edmond Kelleher, hotel keeper, Timothy O'Connor, labourer and Edward Crinigan, farmer, purchased three adjoining allotments at Section 5 of Robinson's survey for the total cost of £6. The property had a frontage of 300 feet on the present George Street, with a depth of 250 feet to Elgin Street, now the…

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Mount Evelyn, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Mount Evelyn, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1990

Address: 58 Clegg Road, , Mount Evelyn Victoria, 3796

A wall plaque reads, " St Mary's Church Mount Evelyn consecrated and opened by Most Rev T.F. Little DD KBE Archbishop of Melbourne Sunday 30th of September 1990. Rev N. Oliver Parish Priest."

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Mount Waverley, VIC - Holy Family Catholic

Mount Waverley, VIC - Holy Family Catholic

Address: 247 Stephensons Road, , Mount Waverley Victoria, 3149

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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 directed 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. In January 1856 a church site at Mt Moriac had been procured by land grant and by…

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Mulgrave, VIC - St John Vianney's Catholic

Mulgrave, VIC - St John Vianney's Catholic

Address: 23 Police Road, , Mulgrave Victoria, 3170

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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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Murrumbeena, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Murrumbeena, VIC - St Patrick's Catholic

Year Built: 1963

Address: 6 Dalny Road, , Murrumbeena Victoria, 3163

A Foundation stone reads, " St Patrick's Church Murrumbeena this memorial stone was blessed by Most Reverend E.V. Tweedy D.D. Seventeenth March 1963. Robert O Ellis Architect William Rovira Parish Priest M.P. Arbon & Co Builders".

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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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Myrtleford, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Myrtleford, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1887

Address: 27 Lawrence Street, , Myrtleford Victoria, 3737

The fist Church was opened in 1870. Plans and specifications were drawn up for the erection of the second Church by Mr. D.Fiddes of Beechworth, and tenders were invited on 21st May 1887 to be returned to Fr. McCarthy by the 7th June. The Foundation stone was laid on Monday 19th of September by the Coadjutor Bishop of Sandhurst Most Rev Dr…

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Nagambie, VIC - St Malachy's Catholic

Nagambie, VIC - St Malachy's Catholic

Year Built: 1874

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

A Foundation stone was laid on 1st December 1872 by Bishop Goold. The architect was T A Kelly, and the Church was opened on 15th March 1874. A plaque reads, 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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Nathalia, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Nathalia, VIC - St Mary's Catholic

Year Built: 1892

Address: Robertson Street, , Nathalia Victoria, 3638

A meeting to 'consider ways and means of erecting a new church' was held on Sunday, April 24th 1892. Fr O'Connor produced a plan of the proposed new building to be constructed to the north-west of the original church. There were £366 available from a bazaar held. The foundation stone of the church was dedicated to the honour and glory…

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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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Neerim South, VIC - St Ignatius Catholic

Neerim South, VIC - St Ignatius Catholic

Address: 83 Main Neerim Road, , Neerim South Victoria, 3831

The first church was erected in 1901. That was replaced by a church that was destroyed by fire in 1981.

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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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Newry, VIC - St Ita's Catholic

Newry, VIC - St Ita's Catholic

Address: 27 Dawson Street, , Newry Victoria, 3859

The first Mass for the settlers was celebrated at the home of Daniel Bore on March 22 1866. Father P. Kavanagh officiated. In May of 1890 the Catholic community gathered at the Farmers' Arms hotel and resolved to build a Church. John Boland was elected Chairman and John Rawlings Secretary. Will Lanigan became joint Treasurer with…

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