Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral - Newcastle West
Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral - Newcastle West 26-07-2009 - Peter Liebeskind
Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral - Newcastle West 06-04-2018 - Peter Liebeskind
Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral - Newcastle West 06-04-2018 - Peter Liebeskind

Sacret Heart Catholic Cathedral - Newcastle West

Newcastle West, NSW 2302

Church Information

Church Name: Sacret Heart Catholic Cathedral - Newcastle West
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 841 Hunter St, Newcastle West NSW 2302, Australia
Suburb: Newcastle West
State: NSW
Postcode: 2302
Foundation Stone Laid: 23-09-1928
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: Blessed and laid Sept. 23rd 1928 - during the year of the - XXIX International Eucharistic Congress - by The Right Rev Patrick Vincent Dwyer DD - Bishop of Maitland - The Most Rev Edward Joseph Hanna DD - Archbishop of San Francisco Calif. - being the preacher - Very Rev Victor F Peters, ~ Parochial Rector - Rev Daniel Forde ~ Assistant..

A stone tablet records: Blessed and opened - by the - Most Rev B Cattaneo DD LLD - Apostolic Delegate - Trinity Sunday - 15th June 1930.

A stone tablet records: Consecrated - by the - Most Rev E Gleeson CssR, DD - Bishop of Maitland - Feast of Holy Name of Mary - 12th September, 1941.

A stone tablet records: This dome which formerly crowned the tower of the - Sacred Heart Church was damaged during the earthquake - on 28th December 1989. - It now rests as a memorial to the 13 people who - lost their lives as a result of the earthquake - Cecil Robert Abbott ~ Albert Gavin Bender ~ Dulcie Alice Blim ~ Carol Ann Coxhell ~ Miriam Colleen Duffy ~ Veriena Maree March ~ Cyril Keith McMahon ~ Leonard Charles Norris ~ John Anthony O'Shannessy ~ Barry Francis Spark ~ Peggy Theresa Stone ~ Levener Georgia Watson ~ Eileen Mary Werren - and stands also in tribute to the many people who - suffered personal grief and hardship and to those who - worked to relieve that suffering. - 28th December 1991. - Monsignor Paul Simms ~ Dean - Alderman John McNaughton ~ Lord Mayor of Newcastle. 

Date Opened: 15-06-1930
Date Closed: unknown


The Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral, Newcastle West was blessed and opened on 15/6/1930 and consecrated on 12/9/1941. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 29/8/2019.
Last Updated: Wednesday 2nd October, 2019