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St Francis Xavier Catholic Church
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church 23-04-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church 23-04-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.

St Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Berrima, NSW 2577

Church Information

Church Name: St Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 3 Oldbury St, Berrima NSW 2577, Australia
Suburb: Berrima
State: NSW
Postcode: 2577
Foundation Stone Laid: 04-02-1849
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid by Archbishop John Bede Polding on 4/2/1849. No formal Foundation Stone details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: 1851 - St Francis Xavier - Catholic Church - Berrima - Father William McGinty arrived - in Australia 7th April 1847, from - The Missionary College of - All Hallows - Dublin Ireland - Appointed first Pastor of the - Berrima Distict 1847. - Pastor of Ipswich Q'Land 1852 & - Bowen 1864, Died 27th Nov 1871 RIP - Foundation stone laid by - Archbishop John Bede Polding - Sunday 4th February 1849 - Opened 21st February 1851 - Builder: William Munro.

Church building is heritage listed.

Date Opened: 21-02-1851
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

No other details are known about the St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Berrima. It was originally known as St Scholastica Catholic Church, although no details of reason or time of name change. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 28/8/2017 & 23/7/2019.
Last Updated: Thursday 21st November, 2019
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