Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church 04-10-2020 - Mattinbgn - See Note.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church 06-02-2023 - Derek Flannery

Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church

Dalgety, NSW 2628

Church Information

Church Name: Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 9 Cooma St, Dalgety NSW 2628, Australia
Suburb: Dalgety
State: NSW
Postcode: 2628
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

A plaque at gate entrance records: Roman Catholic Church - "Our Lady Star of the Sea"  - 1878 - The Catholic Church opened for worship in 1878. The building is made of local granite blocks. Mr Richard Barnes who ran the punt and store donated the land for the church. There are two stories relating to how the name was chosen. One, that whilst building the Church the river sounded like the sea; the other that it was named after the patron saint of the early settlers who travelled to Australia by ship. - In 1920 G.D. Cochran designed the unusual castellated extension. - Parishioners travelled many miles and by various means to attend Divine Services, mostly by horseback, horse and buggy or on foot. - There is a Cemetery at Boloco where many of the early settlers including Richard Barnes are buried.

Date Opened: 00-00-1878
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Dalgety is part of the Parish of Jindabyne and the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn. The church building was erected in 1878, on land donated by Mr Richard Barnes. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 27/7/2023.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Mattinbgn (talk · contribs) - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=94797277
Last Updated: Thursday 27th July, 2023