St Patrick's Catholic Church
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St Patrick's Catholic Church

Manangatang, VIC 3546

Church Information

Church Name: St Patrick's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 33 Pioneer St, Manangatang VIC 3546, Australia
Suburb: Manangatang
State: VIC
Postcode: 3546
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A heritage plaque records: One of the earliest surviving buildings associated with Manangatang, this home was built in the Edwardian style on a prominent corner block. It is thought to have been originally constructed in Sea Lake, circa 1915. It became the Catholic Presbytery in 1932. - Prior to the arrival of the Presbytery, the priest lived in two smallrooms now attached to the rear of the building. Locating clerical accommodation in close proximity to churches was ususal. - Since 1983 the Presbytery has not been occupied by the clergy - it is now privately-owned. - Funds for the Manangatang Catholic Church were raised at a concert at Annuello in 1924. Built in 1925 on land which is believed to have been donated by Tom O'Shannessy, St Patrick's Church demonstrates the expansion of community facilities and the development of the town after World War I. - Manangatang was the centre of St Patrick's Parish which included Chillingollah, Chinkapook, Mittyack, Bolton and Annuello. - Fr Rohan was the first Parish Priest. (Added 25/7/2022)

Date Opened: 00-00-1925
Date Closed: unknown


The St Patrick's Catholic Church, Manangatang is part of the Parish of Robinvale and the Diocese of Ballarat. The church building was erected/opened about 1925. The church now includes items which have been donated when other local churches have closed. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 22/6/2022.

Note: Photograph attribution/sourec - By Mattinbgn (talk · contribs) - Own work, CC BY 3.0,  AND  Own work, CC BY 3.0,  

Last Updated: Tuesday 26th July, 2022