St Brigid's Catholic Church
St Brigid's Catholic Church 13-01-2005 - Alan Patterson
St Brigid's Catholic Church 00-00-1921 - Architects Drawing - Albert Edmund Bates - Supplied by Alan

St Brigid's Catholic Church

Coogee, NSW 2034

Church Information

Church Name: St Brigid's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: Waltham St & Brook St, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia
Suburb: Coogee
State: NSW
Postcode: 2034
Foundation Stone Laid: 06-03-1921
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Freeman's Journal 10 March 1921)  "Coogee Plans a Beautiful Church. The Archbishop Lays the Foundation-stone; Big Ideas and Generous Hearts. The foundation of the new building was blessed by the Archbishop of Sydney on Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a large and representative gathering."

The text of the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

Date Opened: 13-11-1921
Date Closed: unknown


Designed by Albert Edmund Bates in the neo-Byzantine style. It was inspired by Westminster Cathedral in London.

(Sydney Morning Herald -14 November 1921)  "ST. BRIGID'S CHURCH, COOGEE. --<>-- The new church of St. Brigid's, which has been erected upon a commanding site over looking Coogee, was opened and blessed yesterday afternoon by Archbishop Kelly, In the presence of a large congregation."

No other details are known about the St Brigid's Catholic Church, Coogee. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 25/5/2018 & 19/8/2020.

Last Updated: Wednesday 19th August, 2020