St Bernard's Catholic Church
St Bernard's Catholic Church - Former Building 00-00-1900 - Lake Bolac & District Historical Society
St Bernard's Catholic Church - Former Building unknown date - Victorian Collections - See Note.

St Bernard's Catholic Church

Lake Bolac, VIC 3351

Church Information

Church Name: St Bernard's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 76 Montgomery St, Lake Bolac VIC 3351, Australia
Suburb: Lake Bolac
State: VIC
Postcode: 3351
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1872
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone for the original building was laid by Bishop Gould in 1872. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A tablet commemorating the opening of the present church records: A M D G - St Bernard's Church Lake Bolac - blessed and opened by - Most Rev J P O'Collins DD - Bishop of Ballarat - on 22nd October 1961 - Pastor Rev M L Gleeson, Mortdale.

Date Opened: 22-10-1961
Date Closed: unknown


The St Bernard's Catholic Church, Lake Bolac is part of the Parish of Ararat and the Diocese of Ballarat. It was the first church building erected in Lake Bolac, and constructed from locally quarried bluestone. It was completed in 1874, and consecrated by Bishop Gould of Melbourne. It was replaced by the current brick St Bernard's Catholic Church building in 1961. The bluestone building was demolished in 1963. More historical information/photographs of the current and original church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 11/03/2016 & 28/2/2022.

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Last Updated: Monday 28th February, 2022