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St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
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St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

Ryde, NSW 2112

Church Information

Church Name: St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: St Joseph's Catholic Church
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 582 Victoria Rd, Ryde NSW 2112, Australia
Suburb: Ryde
State: NSW
Postcode: 2112
Foundation Stone Laid: 11-03-1934
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone of the original church building was laid on 4/1/1852 by Bishop Charles Henry Davis O S B on land donated by Daniel McMahon.

(The Catholic Press - 11 March 1934)  "Foundation Stone Ceremony. His Grace the Archbishop of Sydney blessed and laid the foundation-stone of the new Church of St. Charles last Sunday afternoon, 11th inst."

The formal text of the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: St Charles' Church - This church was built in 1934 to replace -  an earlier 1857 structure. - The Charles Street Porch and Belfry - was the front of the old church - and much of the original stone - was re-used. - St Charles' was originally staffed by - French Marist Priests. - Plaque funded by - the NSW Bicentennial Council.

Date Opened: 22-11-1934
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


Originally called St Joseph's, after Bishop Davis' death on 17/5/1854 its name was changed to St Charles Borromeo, the patron saint of Bishop Davis.

It subsequently became too small and in 1934 was rebuilt using stone from the original building for the external walls.

(The Cumberland Argus - 21 November 1934) "New Church at Ryde Opening Ceremony St. Charles's new Catholic Church at Ryde, which cost £7523 to complete, was opened and blessed by Archbishop Kelly on Sunday, and will be used for the first service to-morrow (Thursday)."

No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 28/4/2018 & 29/1/2021.

Last Updated: Sunday 27th June, 2021