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St Columba & the Holy Souls Catholic Church
St Columba & the Holy Souls Catholic Church 08-08-2017 - Peter Liebeskind

St Columba & the Holy Souls Catholic Church

Leichhardt, NSW 2040

Church Information

Church Name: St Columba & the Holy Souls Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 213 Elswick St, Leichhardt NSW 2040, Australia
Suburb: Leichhardt
State: NSW
Postcode: 2040
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited. 
Date Opened: 00-00-1898
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Columba & the Holy Souls Catholic Church was built as a church/school, and opened and blessed by Cardinal Moran in 1898.

The land on which it stands was originally purchased to be a Catholic cemetery in 1857. The cemetery was opened and a Mortuary Chapel erected in 1869. School was then conducted in the chapel. The property then became part of the parish of St Fiacre's, Leichhardt (see separate entry). The cemetery was closed in 1933 and the church became the parish church of North Leichhardt. It ceased to be used as a school in 1953.[Sourced from: https://www.stcolumba.org.au/history/]. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 14/10/2020.

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th October, 2020