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St Helen's Catholic Church
St Helen's Catholic Church 06-04-2019 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Helen's Catholic Church 06-04-2019 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Helen's Catholic Church

East Gresford, NSW 2311

Church Information

Church Name: St Helen's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 11 Park St, East Gresford NSW 2311, Australia
Suburb: East Gresford
State: NSW
Postcode: 2311
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

A plaque records: In commemoration of those - whose faith has led us to the - celebration of - the 125th anniversary of St Helen's - October 25, 1992.

An historical plaque in part records: [the story of a successful Italian migrant who arrived in Australia on 21/3/1879]  Antonio Capararo - 14~6~1854 ~ 17~8~1931 - ...Being a devot catholic who regularly attended mass at St Helen's, just 4 days before he died Antonio bequeathed 1 sq rood (1/4 acre) of land to the trustee of St Helen's Church for the sole purpose of a cemetery for himself and family members....Sadly, Antonio's grave sits alone. It cannot be seen from his beloved church, so for those relatives wishing to visit his grave its located behind the garage.

Date Opened: 02-10-1867
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


(The Maitland Mercury - 5 October 1867)   "OPENING OF THE NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH, GRESFORD. (From a Correspondent.) This handsome and beautifully finished little church was solemnly blessed and opened on Wednesday last, by the Bishop of Maitland."

No other details are known about the St Helen's Catholic Church, Gresford. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 29/5/2018.

Last Updated: Thursday 10th October, 2019