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St Joan of Arc Catholic Church
St Joan of Arc Catholic Church 08-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Joan of Arc Catholic Church 08-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Joan of Arc Catholic Church

Victor Harbor, SA 5211

Church Information

Church Name: St Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 32 Seaview Rd, Victor Harbor SA 5211, Australia
Suburb: Victor Harbor
State: SA
Postcode: 5211
Foundation Stone Laid: 07-03-1920
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid on 7/3/1920 by His Grace, The Archbshop, The Most Rev Dr Spence. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

An historic plaque records: The foundation stone of this imposing church was laid in March 1920, the same year that Joan of Arc was canonised. The church was designed by renowned South Australian architect, Walter H Bagot, who also designed the Bonython Hall and Barr-Smith Library at the University of Adelaide and was associated with St Francis Xavier Cathedral and St Peter's Cathedral. The design of St Joan of Arc closely follows the style of an Italian Romanesque Basilica which Bagot believed suited the South Australia's mediterranean climate. Extereior features are a large porch with ornamental brickwork and a simple brick cross, a rose window designed by Kempe and Co on the nave wall and an attached bell tower to the rear. The church has a fine high altar of Italian marble, a barrel vaulted sanctuary and an upstairs gallery.

A plaque records: In memoriam - the bell in the tower of - St Joan of Arc's Church, Victor Harbor. - was donated (Total Cost $1,000) in 1977 by a retired - antique dealer, previously from Hyde Park, Adelaide. - Robert Stanley Warner - d Jan 1979  R I P 

A plaque records: A Tribute To - The Misses McNamara - and later their niece - Kathleen, who generously - gave of their time and - eneregy caring for - St Joan of Arc's Church - and its priests for over - 80 years - 2002.

 

 

Date Opened: 02-01-1921
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

The St Jaon of Arc Catholic Church, Victor Harbor was opened on 2/1/1921 by the Very Rev Precentor Huley. See below for source of more history. Photographs uploaded 5/2/2020.

For more of the St Joan of Arc Catholic Church Story see - The Catholic Church in Victor Harbor by Patricia Williams at: http://victorgoolwahistory.weebly.com/heritage-festival-book.html
Last Updated: Wednesday 5th February, 2020
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