St Joseph's Catholic Church
St Joseph's Catholic Church 03-05-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.
St Joseph's Catholic Church 03-05-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.

St Joseph's Catholic Church

Orange, NSW 2800

Church Information

Church Name: St Joseph's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 84 Hill St, Orange NSW 2800, Australia
Suburb: Orange
State: NSW
Postcode: 2800
Foundation Stone Laid: 04-04-1869
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A stone records: This stone was laid by - Patrick Francis Cardinal Moran - Archbishop of Sydney - on Sunday 16.5.97.

A plaque records: The foundation stone of this Church of St Joseph - was laid on the 4th April 1869. - The original nave section of the Church - was opened and blessed by - Archbsihop John Bede Polding OSB of Sydney - and Bishops of Bathurst, Goulburn - and Maitland Dioceses 30th April 1871. - St Joseph has been declared Universal Patron of the Church - by Pope Pius IX in 1870. - St Mary of the Cross MacKillop - visited Orange in Janusry 1876.

A plaque records: Parishioners of the Parish of St Mary and St Joseph, Orange, acknowledge - that the traditional owners of this land are the Wiradjuri people, and that - this church is built on land of which the Wiradjuri have been custodians - for thousands of years. The Wiradjuri people welcome you to their country - and we all welcome you here.

Creator God, you made this land and all good things. You gave your Son - Jesus Christ to reconcile the world to you. Bestow us with a spirit of love,-  forgiveness, acceptance and reconciliation. May your love be the foundation - on which we build our families, our community and our nation. - Amen.

Date Opened: 30-04-1871
Date Closed: unknown


No other details are known about St Joseph's Catholic Church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 21/9/2017 & 10/6/2021.
Last Updated: Thursday 10th June, 2021