St Paul's Catholic Church
St Paul's Catholic Church  02-10-2023 - Derek Flannery
St Paul's Catholic Church  02-10-2023 - Derek Flannery

St Paul's Catholic Church

Albion Park, NSW 2527

Church Information

Church Name: St Paul's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 251 Tongarra Rd, Albion Park NSW 2527, Australia
Suburb: Albion Park
State: NSW
Postcode: 2527
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: A stone tablet records: Church of St Paul The Apostle - Albion Park - Blessed and opened on Saturday 25th January 1975 - by the Rt. Rev. Mgr. M. H. O'Reilly, Vicar Capitular - Diocese of Wollongong - Father Peter Moore P.P.
Date Opened: 25-01-1975
Date Closed: unknown


The St Paul's Catholic Church, Albion Park is in the Parish of Albion Park and the Diocese of Wollongong. The first Mass celebrated in the Illawarra, is recorded as being held by Fr Therry in 1833. Masses were subsequently held in Albion Park, in private homes, and from these plans for the erection of a church building originated. The orginal church building was opened on 25/1/1874 by Archbishops J B Polding and R Vaughan. Jubilee celebrations in 1924, were atteneded by Archbishop Kelly. To meet the needs of a growing congregation/community the present church building was opened and dedicated on 25/1/1975 by Monsignor M H O'Reilly, Vicar Capitular. Further additions/alterations to the building were opened on 24/1/2010. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 24/12/2023.

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Last Updated: Wednesday 25th October, 2023