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St. Agnes’ Catholic Church

St. Agnes’ Catholic Church

Matraville, NSW 2036

Church Information

Church Name: St. Agnes’ Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: St Agnes War Memorial Catholic Church
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 509 Bunnerong Rd, Matraville NSW 2036, Australia
Suburb: Matraville
State: NSW
Postcode: 2036
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

A stone tablet records: Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam - St Agnes - War Memorial Church - was blessed and opened by - His Eminence N T Cardinal Gilroy - Archbishop of Sydney - 23rd January 1966. [Note - the tablet records Cardinal Gilroy, but the website history records Bishop Freeman as opening the church].

A plaque records: This War Memorial - Church - is dedicated to the fallen - of both World Wars - 1914 ~ 1918 - 1939 `~ 1945 - May they rest in peace.

Date Opened: 20-01-1907
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Agnes' Catholic Church, Matraville was blessed and opened on 23/1/1966 by Bishop James Freeman. It was the first church building of the Matraville parish, which had been established in January 1959. Also, up until this time, since the first church-school had been blessed and opened in the district by Archbishop Kelly on 20/1/1907, the facilities were shared. In 1936 to avoid confusion with another parish the name was changed from Our Lady of the Rosary to St Agnes. During the 1950s the church/parish relocation from Perry Street to Bunnerong Street to avail of better transport links was undertaken. [Sourced from: https://www.stagnesmatraville.org.au/history/ ]. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 27/10/2020.

A short history was published in 2009 for the 50th anniversary - St Agnes' Catholic Parish Matraville: A History of Faith, Innovation, Generosity, Courage and Determination. Not sighted.
Last Updated: Tuesday 27th October, 2020