St Francis Xavier Catholic Church
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church 30-06-2022 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Francis Xavier Catholic Church 30-06-2022 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Wentworth, NSW 2648

Church Information

Church Name: St Francis Xavier Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 8 Adams St, Wentworth NSW 2648, Australia
Suburb: Wentworth
State: NSW
Postcode: 2648
Foundation Stone Laid: 18-06-1871
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone was laid on 18/6/1871. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A stone tablet records: This Memorial Stone - of the Jubilee School - was blessed and laid by The - Right Rev W Hayden DD - August 23rd 1925

A stone tablet records: Dedicated to the Memory - of - The Rev Father - Michael John Higgins - Parish Priest Wentworth - 1947 ~ 1976 - R I P.

A stone tablet records: 1892 ~ 1992 - Centenary of Catholic - Education in Wentworth - A work of the - Sisters of Mercy & - The Sisters of St Josephs. 

A plaque records: St Francis Xavier Catholic School Wentworth - Refurbishment - Officially blessed by - The Most Reverend Christopher Toohey DD - Bishop of Wilcannia-Forbes - Opened by - Ms Sussan Ley MP - Member for Farrer - on - 21st August 2004 - The project was principally funded by the Australian Government with - assistance from the Diocese, Parish and School Community of Wentworth. 

Date Opened: 00-11-1872
Date Closed: unknown


The St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Wentworth is part of the Parish of  Wentworth and the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes. Although the church building was not complete, the first Mass was celebrated in it in early November, 1872 by the Rev Matthew Ryan. It was the first Catholic church built along the Darling River. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 11/2/2023.
Last Updated: Saturday 11th February, 2023