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St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church

North Sydney, NSW 2060

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Church
Church Previous Name: St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church/Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 264 Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060
Suburb: North Sydney
State: NSW
Postcode: 2060
Foundation Stone Laid: 06-10-1895
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known about the first/temporary church building (prior to March 1856). Information/photographs are invited.

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known about the first permanent church building (opened 28/6/1868), but a cornerstone to double its size was laid on 6/10/1895 by Cardinal Moran. The text on the cornerstone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

The foundation stone for the present church building was laid on 21/11/1937 by the Co-adjutor Archbishop of Sydney, Dr N T Gilroy. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

 

Date Opened: 00-00-1856
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org

Comments

St Mary's Church, North Sydney - The first church building was a temporary wooden structure visited by Archbishop Polding in March 1856. The first 'permanent' church building was opened and blessed on 28/6/1868 by Archbishop Polding, under the name 'St Mary Star of the Sea'. On 7/9/1896 additions and alterations, to double the size of the church, was opened and blessed by Cardinal Moran. The present church building replaced the 1868 structure, and was opened and blessed, under the name 'Mary Immaculate Church' by Archbishop Gilroy on 4/12/1938. [Information sourced from:  https://www.sydneyorgan.com/StMaryNS.html - (supplied by Pastor de Lasala 2006)]. The St Mary's Church, North Sydney is now part of Our Lady of the Way Parish. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 21/11/2020.
Last Updated: Saturday 21st November, 2020
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