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St Joseph's Catholic Church
St Josephs Catholic Church 17-01-2015 - John Huth   Wilston   Brisbane
St Josephs Catholic Church  17-01-2015 - John Huth   Wilston   Brisbane

St Joseph's Catholic Church

Stanthorpe, QLD 4380

Church Information

Church Name: St Joseph's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 114 High St, Stanthorpe QLD 4380, Australia
Suburb: Stanthorpe
State: QLD
Postcode: 4380
Foundation Stone Laid: 09-11-1919
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone for the current building records: St Josephs Church - Foundation Stone Ceremony IX. Xi. MCMXIX - Building Commenced I. VIII. MCMXXII - Blessed and Opened XXV. II. MCMXXIII - Pius XI Pope - The Most Rev James Duhig DD - Archbishop of Brisbane - Rev Edward Barry PP.

A stone records: This extension was blessed by - The Most - Rev Edward Kelly MSC DD - Bishop of Toowoomba - on 20th October 1991 - Rev Lino Valente PP.

Date Opened: 25-02-1923
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The first St Joseph's Catholic Church building began in 1872 when Fr McDonagh laid the foundation stone after saying Mass in a tent. A new stone building replaced the old one in about 1891. That building was then replaced when the new and current church was blessed and opened on 25th February 1923 by the Most Rev James Duhig DD, Archbishop of Brisbane. Rev Edward Barry was the Parish Priest.

An extension to St Joseph's was blessed and opened by the Most Rev Edward Kelly MSC DD, Bishop of Toowoomba on 20th October 1991. Rev Lino Valente was Parish Priest at the time. The church and altar was dedicated on 24th February 2013 by the Most Rev Robert McGuckin DD, Bishop of Toowoomba.

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 11/11/2016 & 5/11/2019.

Last Updated: Tuesday 5th November, 2019