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St James' Catholic Church
St James' Catholic Church 01-03-2009 - Craig Franklin - See Note.

St James' Catholic Church

Peak Hill, NSW 2869

Church Information

Church Name: St James' Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 153 Caswell St, Peak Hill NSW 2869, Australia
Suburb: Peak Hill
State: NSW
Postcode: 2869
Foundation Stone Laid: 16-06-1935
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(The Catholic Press - 11 July 1935)   "PEAK HILL NEW CHURCH. Laying of Foundation Stone. On Sunday, 16th ult., an important event took place in the parochial life of the town of Peak Hill, when the Right Rev. Dr. T. M. Fox, Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, blessed and laid the foundation stone of the new Church of St. James in the presence of a large concourse of people. His Lordship was assisted by the Right Rev. Monsignor Moran, V.G., Rev. Father S. Heath, pastor of Peak Hill, and Rev. Father P. J. Reeve, of Forbes."

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

Date Opened: 13-12-1936
Date Closed: unknown
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(Catholic Freeman's Journal - 17 December 1936)   "PEAK HILL. Consecration of the Church. A NOTED ACHIEVEMENT. Prior to the solemn opening of the new Catholic Church at Peak Hill, on Sunday, 13th December, His Lordship Most Rev. T. M. Fox, Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes, attended by a number of priests of the Bathurst and Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese, performed the sacred ceremony of its Consecration."

No other details are known about the St James' Catholic Church, Peak Hill. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/5/2018.

Note: Photograph source - By Craig Franklin en:User:Lankiveil [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Last Updated: Sunday 6th January, 2019