St Bernard's Catholic Church - Former
St Bernard's Catholic Church - Former 20-10-2004 - Derek Flannery
St Bernard's Catholic Church - Former 00-02-2007 -

St Bernard's Catholic Church

Reidsdale, NSW 2622

Church Information

Church Name: St Bernard's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 153 Sawyers Ridge Rd, Reidsdale NSW 2622, Australia
Suburb: Reidsdale
State: NSW
Postcode: 2622
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 00-00-1875
Date Closed: 00-05-2007


 An early, slab built, St Bernard's Catholic Church, Reidsdale was erected about 1844, and believed to have been located near the site of the Old Cheese Factory and cemetery. In 1853 the church relocated to its present site, and a slab building was erected. Construction of the existing church building was begun about 1865, and opened and blessed by Archbishop Vaughan in 1875. 

The last Mass was celebrated in the building in May 2007.

At some point a large stained glass window was installed in the building, paid for by pioneering families (including the Allen Maher, Barret, Feeney, Kennedy, Flanagan, Gilligan, Hickey, Lyons families). This was removed before the church was sold, and after some dispute is now installed in the Sts Peter and Paul's Old Catholic Cathedral, Goulburn. A few years ago the AFL Player, Craig Bolton was married in the church building, as a descendent of the Maher family.

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs upoaded 17/3/2021.

Last Updated: Friday 11th February, 2022