St Mary's Catholic Church

St Mary's Catholic Church

Concord, NSW 2137

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 56 Burton St, Concord NSW 2137, Australia
Suburb: Concord
State: NSW
Postcode: 2137
Foundation Stone Laid: 14-10-1928
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Freeman's Journal - 4 October 1928)  "St. Mary's New Church, Concord LAYING AND BLESSING THE FOUN DATION STONE. Sunday, October 14th, 1928, at 3.30 p.m. One of the most important and impressive ceremonies performed in the history of the Catholic Church will take place at Concord on Sunday, October 14th next, at 3.30 p.m., when his Excellency the Apostolic Delegate, in the presence of Eucharistic Congress ecclesiastical dignitaries, will lay and bless the foundation stone of St. Mary's new church."

The text of the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: 17-03-1929
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

The first church opened on this site in 1846. The second church opened in 1874. The first church continued to be used as a school/hall. The current church is the third on this site.

(The Daily Telegraph - 18 March 1929)  "NEW CHURCH AT CONCORD St. Mary's: Building Cost £35,800 The new St. Mary's Church, Concord, which cost £35,800 to build, was opened yesterday by Archbisliop Kelly. A debt of £22,000 has to be wiped off. St. Mary's is one of the biggest parish churches in Australia, and has a remarkable ornate interior carried out in Byzantine style. The out side of the church is of brick, and the gable carries an illuminated cross. A bell, weighing 15cwt., swings in a tower.

No other details are known about the St Mary's Catholic Church, Concord. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 2/6/2018.

Last Updated: Saturday 2nd June, 2018
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