St Mary's Catholic Church
St Mary's Catholic Church 01-06-2023 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St Mary's Catholic Church 01-06-2023 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

St Mary's Catholic Church

Corowa, NSW 2646

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 23 Parade Pl, Corowa NSW 2646, Australia
Suburb: Corowa
State: NSW
Postcode: 2646
Foundation Stone Laid: 21-11-1920
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: St Mary's Corowa - this stone was laid by - The Right Rev J W Dwyer DD - Bishop of Wagga Wagga - 21st November 1920 - Father Hickey PP.

A plaque records: St Mary's Corowa - Parishioners and Clergy - commemorate the centenary - of the Parish, established - 31 ~ 1 ~ 1878, and honour the - pioneers and their priests - Fr Lovat ~ First Mass - Fr Michael Slattery ~ VG, PP - Fr Richard Kiely, Assistant. - 12.11.1978.

Date Opened: 20-11-1921
Date Closed: unknown


St Mary's Catholic Church, Corowa is part of the Parish of Corowa and the Diocese of Wagga Wagga. The present church building was opened on 20/11/1921 by Archbishop Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne, and replaced an earlier church building, opened on 2/5/1875 by the Very Rev Dr McAlroy VG.  A brief history of the church is contained on the church website - More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 6/8/2023.

To celebrate the centenary of the church a history was written - The Church by the Rocky River - St Mary's Corowa 1878 ~ 1978  by A T Roddy. Not sighted.
Last Updated: Sunday 6th August, 2023