St. Joseph's Catholic Church
St. Joseph's Catholic Church 11-05-2017 - Peter Liebeskind
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - 1939 Building 12-01-2023 - Peter Liebeskind

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Narrabeen, NSW 2101

Church Information

Church Name: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 21 Lagoon St, Narrabeen NSW 2101, Australia
Suburb: Narrabeen
State: NSW
Postcode: 2101
Foundation Stone Laid: 06-02-1938
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: A M D G - This stone - was solemnly blessed and laid - by - The Most Rev M Kelly DD - Archbishop of Sydney - on 6th Feb 1938.

A stone on the present church building records: St Joseph's - War Memorial Church - + - blessed by His Grace - Archbishop J Freeman DD - and dedicated 6th August 1972 - A J Sobb PP - W J O'Grady & Son Pty Ltd ~ Builders - Fowell Mansfield Jarvis & Maclurcan ~ Architects & Engineers.

A plaque records: Solemn Dedication - of - St Joseph's Catholic Church - Narrabeen - by - Most Rev David Walker DD - Bishop of Broken Bay - Sunday 18th March 2001 - pp Father Geoff Bugden.

Date Opened: 22-01-1939
Date Closed: unknown


St Joseph's Catholic Church, Narrabeen is part of The Lakes Catholic Parish and the Diocese of Broken Bay. The original church building, a timber structure, was founded in Careel Bay by Father John Therry, and was physically moved to the Narrabeen site in 1917, where it remained as the church/hall till 1939. The first St Joseph's church/school erected at Narrabeen was opened by His Grace, Most Rev Norman T Gilroy, Archbishop of Sydney on 22/1/1939. The present church building was opened on 6/8/1972 by Cardinal James Freeman. It was dedicated as a War Memorial Church [Sourced from:]. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 17/11/2020 & 26/1/2023.
Last Updated: Thursday 26th January, 2023