St Carthage's Catholic Cathedral
St Carthage's Catholic Cathedral 24-05-2021 - Frank Curtain
St Carthage's Catholic Cathedral - After the floods 22-04-2023 - Frank Curtain

St Carthage's Catholic Cathedral

Lismore, NSW 2480

Church Information

Church Name: St Carthage's Catholic Cathedral
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 6 Leycester St, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia
Suburb: Lismore
State: NSW
Postcode: 2480
Foundation Stone Laid: 02-10-1892
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A tablet records: Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam - In commemoration of the laying of the - foundation stone of St Carthage's Cathedral - by His Eminence Patrick Francis Cardinal Moral - Archbishop of Sydney - 2 October 1892 - The Most Reverend Jeremiah Doyle DD - First Bishop of Lismore - Leo XIII Pope - and the opening and blessing - of the Cathedral for divine worship - 15 August 1907 - St Pius X Pope...

A tablet records: Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam - In commemoration of the solemn dedication - of this Cathedral Church of St Carthage - by His Excellency the Apostolic Delegate to Australia - The Most Reverend Bartolomeo Cattaneo DD - 15 August 1919 - The Most Reverend John Carroll DD - Second Bishop of Lismore - Benedict XV Pope.

Date Opened: 15-08-1907
Date Closed: unknown


The St Carthage's Catholic Cathedral, Lismore is the seat of the Bishop of Lismore. On 5/5/1887 the new Diocese of Grafton was established, and on 11/9/1887 Bishop Doyle established St Mary's Church, Lismore as his Pro-Cathedral. On 17/3/1892 Bishop Doyle announced plans to build a new Cathedral dedicated to St Carthage of Lismore in Ireland. The foundation stone of the Cathedral was laid by Cardinal Moran on 2/10/1892. The name of the Diocese was changed from Grafton to Lismore on 13/6/1900. The Cathedral was opened on 15/8/1907. More historical information/photographs of the Cathedral/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 23/2/2019 & 21/11/2021 & 22/4/2023.


Last Updated: Saturday 22nd April, 2023