St Joseph's Catholic Church
St Joseph's Catholic Church 21-09-2002 - Alan Patterson

St Joseph's Catholic Church

Rozelle, NSW 2039

Church Information

Church Name: St Joseph's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 7 Gordon St, Rozelle NSW 2039, Australia
Suburb: Rozelle
State: NSW
Postcode: 2039
Foundation Stone Laid: 24-03-1912
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(The Sun - 25 March 1912)   "NEW CHURCH AT ROZELLE. Archbishop Kelly, In the presence of a large gathering, laid the foundation stone of St. Joseph's Church, Rozelle, yesterday afternoon. The new church, when completed, will be 104ft. x 50ft., and will seat 1000 persons. A large number of cheques and donations in cash were laid on the foundation stone yesterday afternoon."

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

Date Opened: 27-10-1912
Date Closed: unknown


The first church building at the Rozelle site was erected in 1881. It was destroyed by fire in 1911. The present building was erected in 1912 to replace the one destroyed.

(The Daily Telegraph - 28 October 1912)   "NEW R.C. CHURCH AT ROZELLE- Archbishop Kelly consecrated the new St. Joseph's Church at Rozelle yesterday afternoon. The building which will accommodate 1000 worshippers, will cost £6396 with furnishings. A sum or £808 was subscribed yesterday, leaving £2871 to be yet raised."

The St Joseph's Catholic Church celebrated its 130th year in 2012. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 4/6/2018 & 29/1/2021.


Last Updated: Friday 29th January, 2021