St Andrew's Catholic Church
St Andrew's Catholic Church 00-00-2017 - Derek Flannery
St Andrew's Catholic Church 29-04-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.

St Andrew's Catholic Church

Nimmitabel, NSW 2631

Church Information

Church Name: St Andrew's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 2 Kirke St, Nimmitabel NSW 2631, Australia
Suburb: Nimmitabel
State: NSW
Postcode: 2631
Foundation Stone Laid: 06-10-1917
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: This stone was blessed and laid by - The Very Rev J J Norris PP VF - Cooma - Rosary Sunday, October 6th 1917 - Rev J A Roche (Priest in Charge) - Gloria in Excelsis Deo

A plaque records: This plaque commemorates the - 150th Anniversary - of the laying of the original foundation stone of - St Andrew's Church Nimmitabel, - by Father Patrick Newman, - Parish Priest of Cooma on 14th July 1863. - 14th July 2013 ~ Father Paul Huthnance - Parish Priest Cooma..

Notice board records: St Andrews Catholic Church - First Catholic Church built on the Monaro - Circa 1856 - Sacred to the memory of our forebears - Gaelic Speaking Highland Scots - Pioneers of Nimmitybelle - My hope is constant in Thee - Presented by descendants of the McDonalds - on the gathering of the Clan - April 1989.

A heritage plaque records: St Andrew Catholic Church - This church was built for the Catholic families, many being highland Scots emigrating to this area. - These families were mainly McDonalds. - The church is the first Catholic church built in the Monaro circa 1856. - It is built of basalt stone with a shingle roof. - The church was extended in 1918. - Galvanised iron was used on the roof - The extended entrance was made of hand made bricks. - The stained glass windows were donated by many Catholic Families in the dstrict. - In 1960 the cottage next to the church was built as a residence for the visiting priest. [The St Josephs Convent was buit in 1902 and the St Josephs School in 1907].

Date Opened: 00-00-1856
Date Closed: unknown


No other details are known about the St Andrew's Catholic Church, Nimmitabel. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 21/9/2017 & 16/5/2021.
Last Updated: Sunday 16th May, 2021