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St Anne's Catholic Church
St Anne's Catholic Church 05-05-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.
St Anne's Catholic Church 15-09-2017 - Church Website - See Note

St Anne's Catholic Church

Merriwa, NSW 2329

Church Information

Church Name: St Anne's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 9 Vennacher St, Merriwa NSW 2329, Australia
Suburb: Merriwa
State: NSW
Postcode: 2329
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1881
Foundation Stone Notes: 

This plaque on a rock beside the church records: This memorial rock was placed here to mark the one hundred - years of St Anne's Church, Merriwa, built and opened in - 1881, it was consecrated, and the stone altar dedicated on - October 10th 1981. May this piece of local basalt - remind the people of this parish of the rock-like faith and - devotion of the Pioneers of this district who brought the - faith and its practice here - "Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church - I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven" - Mt 16:18-19.

A plaque records: This plaque marks - the centenary of - St Anne's Parish 1974 - Rev J Delaney PP

A plaque records:  St Anne's Parish - Jubilee 2000 - May we grow in faith.

Two gaves are beside the church and the headstone record:

(1) Pray - for the soul - of the - Very Rev - William Edward O'Reilly - who was Pastor of Merriwa - for 36 years - Born at Trim, Ireland, Seprember 28th 1858 - Ordained in Rome 1883 - Died October 27th 1922 - R I P.

(2) Pray for the - Soul of - Rev James T McNamara - Born at Merriwa January 21.1890 - Ordained at Sydney November 30.1921 - Died October 11.1956 - Pastor at Mayfield 20 years - First Native of this District to be - raised to the Sacred Priesthood - Requiescrat in Pace

Date Opened: 00-00-1881
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


No other details are known about the St Anne's Catholic Church, Merriwa. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 15/9/2017.

Note : Photograph source -https://www.mn.catholic.org.au/places/parishes/merriwa/st-annes-merriwa/
Last Updated: Wednesday 18th March, 2020