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St Monica's Catholic Church - Former

St Monica's Catholic Church - Former

Richmond, NSW 2753

Church Information

Church Name: St Monica's Catholic Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: Bourke St & Windsor St, Richmond NSW 2753, Australia
Suburb: Richmond
State: NSW
Postcode: 2753
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-01-1859
Foundation Stone Notes: 

In January 1859, Archbishop Polding laid the foundation stone for St Monica's Catholic Church Richmond.

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

Date Opened: 04-05-1859
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


"In January 1859, Archbishop Polding laid the foundation stone for St Monica's Church Richmond and Rev Therry opened and blessed the church on May 4, 1859. Additions were made in 1897 and 1954. A new church was built in Richmond in 1982." (Extract Church Website: http://parishofrichmond.org.au/).

(Freeman's Journal - 11 May 1859)  "CONSECRATION OF THE NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH, RICHMOND.— On the 4th inst. the ceremony of consecrating the Catholic Church, at Richmond, lately completed was performed by the Very Rev. J. J. Therry, Archpriest, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Hallinan, pastor of the parish. His Grace the Archbishop being unavoidably prevented from attending, as originally intended, delegated Father Therry to the sacred office."

No other details are known about the former church. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 3/5/2018.

Last Updated: Thursday 3rd May, 2018