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St Canice's Catholic Church
St Canice's Catholic Church 15-06-2023 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St Canice's Catholic Church 15-06-2023 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

St Canice's Catholic Church

Katoomba, NSW 2780

Church Information

Church Name: St Canice's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 158 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia
Suburb: Katoomba
State: NSW
Postcode: 2780
Foundation Stone Laid: 26-01-1902
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A tablet records:

  • His Eminence Patrick Francis Cardinal Moran - Archbishop of Sydney, solemnly blessed and - laid the Foundation Stone of this Church on - 26th January 1902 and solemnly dedicated - the building on 1st January 1903.
  • His Grace The Most Reverend Dr Kelly - Coadjutor Archbishop of Sydney, opened and - solemnly blessed additions to this Church on - the 27th July 1907, when he also blessed the - Life-size Crucifix and Statuary of the Church.
  • His Grace The Most Rev Dr Kelly - Archbishop of Sydney, blessed and opened - St Canice's Presbytery on April 21st 1919.
Date Opened: 01-01-1903
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Canice's Catholic Church, Katoomba is part of the Upper Blue Mountains Parish and the Diocese of Parramatta.

"St Canice's was preceded by a small weatherboard church, which begun in 1887. The tiny church - 14 metres x 7 metres - cost 160 [pounds]...During his [Fr Bridge] tenure he oversaw a frenzy of building, culminating in the laying and blessing of the foundation stone of St Canice's by Cardinal Moran in 1902". (Extract from the Church Websitehttps://marymackillopupperbluemountains.org.au/about/#history).

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 31/10/2019 & 31/3/2020.




Last Updated: Monday 7th August, 2023