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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
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St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Eugowra, NSW 2806

Church Information

Church Name: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 3 Pye St, Eugowra NSW 2806, Australia
Suburb: Eugowra
State: NSW
Postcode: 2806
Foundation Stone Laid: 27-02-1921
Foundation Stone Notes: 

(Western Champion - 3 March 1921)  "EUGOWRA CATHOLIC CHURCH The Right Rev. Dr. O'Farrell, Bishop of Bathurst, laid and blessed the foundation stone of a new brick church at Eugowra on Sunday, in the presence of a large congregation, and many visitors from surrounding towns. Several priests, including the Revs, Father Brosnan, Orange, Father Moloney, Charleville. Queensland, and Father Searson, Canowindra, were al- so present. The collections amounted to £1200. The new church, which is of brick and cement dressings, will be complete with sanctuary, sacristy and porch, and will be of good appearance, costing about £1500. It is being erected on the block where the school and convent are already completed."

Foundation stone records: This stone was laid by the - Right Rev M O'Farrell - Bishop of Bathurst - Feb. 27 1921.

A plaque on the statue records: Donated to the Sisters of St Joseph, Eugowra - in 1940 - by - John and Nell Agostinella - in loving memory of John's father, John Agostinelli 1869 ~ 1939 - and grandfather, John Agostinelli 1830 ~ 1910.

Notice Board records: Est. 1928.


Date Opened: 22-06-1921
Date Closed: unknown
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(Molong Express - 2 July 1921) "The Catholic Church at Eugowra. The new Catholic Church at Eugowra which is a fine edifice, was blessed and opened on Wednesday June 22 before a large congregation, Rev. Father O'Kennedy of Cowra acting as Bishop's delegate. Shortly after 10 a.m. there was a procession in which members of the Sodality of the Children of Mary took part."

No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 27/4/2018.

Last Updated: Monday 26th August, 2019