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St Brigid's Catholic Church
St Brigid's Catholic Church 25-12-2008 - Sheba - See Note.
St Brigid's Catholic Church - 1874 Building 18-07-2023 - Jill Schiffmann

St Brigid's Catholic Church

Dubbo, NSW 2830

Church Information

Church Name: St Brigid's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 200 Brisbane St, Dubbo NSW 2830, Australia
Suburb: Dubbo
State: NSW
Postcode: 2830
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known about either the 1874 or 1990 church buildings. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque on the 1874 church  building records: A M D G - These additions were blessed and opened - by - Most Rev John Norton DD - Bishop of Bathurst - 24th June 1956 - M J Dunne, PP.

A plaque on the door records: St Brigid's Church, Dubbo - Chosen as one of the - Diocesan Places of Pilgrimage - For The Holy Year - declared by - Pope John Paul II - for the 1950th anniversary - of the Redemption - 1983.

A stone in the present church building records: Dedicated by Most Rev Patrick Dougherty, Bishop of Bathurst 1 - 7 - 1990.

Date Opened: 01-07-1990
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Brigid's Catholic Church, Dubbo is part of the Parish of Dubbo and the Diocese of Bathurst. The first recorded visit of a priest to Dubbo was on 10/10/1847. Regular Mass in Dubbo was celebrated from 1856, when the first church building was opened in Macquarie Street. The present church builidng was opened on 1/7/1990. It replaced the earlier church building, which is still on the site, which was opened on 8/3/1874 by Bishop Matthew Quinn, Bishop of Bathurst.  This building was enlarged and re-roofed in 1982.  The 1874 building was erected to replace the 1855 church building, which was destroyed in a storm on 22/8/1869.  More historial information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 21/7/2023.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Sheba_Also 43,000 photos - https://www.flickr.com/photos/shebalso/3147538391/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=73348816
Last Updated: Friday 21st July, 2023