St Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church
St Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church 08-04-2021 - Frank Curtain
St Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church 08-04-2021 - Frank Curtain

St Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church

Cobar, NSW 2835

Church Information

Church Name: St Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 1 Prince St, Cobar NSW 2835, Australia
Suburb: Cobar
State: NSW
Postcode: 2835
Foundation Stone Laid: 15-10-1905
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: The Foundation Stone of The Church of - St Laurence O'Toole - was laid by the - Most Rev J Dunne DD Bp of Wilcannia - 15th October A.D. 1905.

(Freeman's Journal 28 October 1905) "NEW CHURCH AT COBAR The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the proposed new church of St. Lawrence O'Toole at Cobar was performed by his Lordship the Bishop of Wilcannia (the Right Rev. Dr. Dunne) on Sunday, October 15th, in the presence of a very large assemblage. About 3 o'clock a procession was formed near the entrance of the church, headed by Father Laide and the altar boys. Then followed the convent school children, to the number of nearly 200, carrying banners."

Date Opened: 27-10-1907
Date Closed: unknown


The St Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church, Cobar is in the Parish of Cobar and is part of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes. It was opened on 27/10/1907.

(National Advocate, Bathurst - 28 October 1907) "St Laurence O'Toole's Church, Cobar. Monday. The Church was opened yesterday by His Grace the Coadjutor Archbishop of Sydney, assisted by Drs Gallagher (Goulburn, and Dunne (Wilcannia), Revs.J J Hughes (Cobar), G. Barry (Cobar), W. Cahill (Tumut), J. Carroll (Brewarrina), and H J Maguinness (Bourke)".

No other details are known about the church. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 30/3/2018 & 23/10/2021.

Last Updated: Saturday 23rd October, 2021