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St Mary's Catholic Church
St Mary's Catholic Church 17-08-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St Mary's Catholic Church 11-06-2021 - Kgbo - See Note

St Mary's Catholic Church

MacLean, NSW 2463

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 2 McIntyres Ln, MacLean NSW 2463, Australia
Suburb: MacLean
State: NSW
Postcode: 2463
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

An historical plaque records: St Mary's Roman Catholic Church - A substantial locally quarried sandstone building, designed by F W Schaeffer (Grafton Architect) in 1893. This building commands an extremely prominent position overlooking the Township.

A plaque records: Rocks from this hillside - form this church - rocks from Illarwill - form the sea-walls of this river - by which came the people - who built them both. - This Illarwill rock, brought by - Trevor Commerford, points to - the faith of the local Catholic.

A plaque records: I bring news of great joy - to be shared by the whole people - a saviour has been born to you - he is Christ the Lord - Luke 2 v10-11 - 2000AD.

A plaque records: Mary has given her child - into our hands - answering for us all - 'Be it done unto me...'

Date Opened: 00-00-1893
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Mary's Catholic Church, Maclean is part of the Parish of Maclean and the Diocese of Lismore. The present church building was completed about 1893, and replaced an earlier building erected in 1867 and altered over the years. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 26/11/2018 & 13/10/2022.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Kgbo - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=109220237
Last Updated: Thursday 13th October, 2022