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St Fiacre's Catholic Church - Former
St Fiacre's Catholic Church - Former 03-10-2022 - James Dixon
St Fiacre's Catholic Church - Former 03-10-2022 - James Dixon

St Fiacre's Catholic Church - Former

Limerick, NSW 2583

Church Information

Church Name: St Fiacre's Catholic Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: Peelwood Rd, Limerick NSW 2583, Australia
Suburb: Limerick
State: NSW
Postcode: 2583
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

Sign at front reads: St Fiacre Catholic Church Limerick Opened 1912 by Bishop John Gallagher

Date Opened: 28-04-1912
Date Closed: 29-04-2012
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former St Fiacre's Catholic Church, Limerick was part of the Parish of Crookwell and the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn. The church building was blessed and opened on 28/4/1912 by Bishop John Gallagher. Prior to this date, Masses in the area were celebrated in private homes. During Fr Martin Vaughan's time as parish priest at Crookwell (1908-1940) a decision was made to build a church at Limerick. Money was raised through donations and organising of dances, with voluntary as well as paid work used to build the church. The church was used as a place of worship until the 1970s. By this time because of a shortage of priests and a dwindling congregation, the church fell into disuse. In February 1989 a few local people asked for permission to repair the church for use as a community meeting place as well as a place of worship. Permission was granted and as a result the Limerick Community Association was formed and held its inaugural meeting on 9/7/1989. On Thursday 7/9/1989 Fr Peter Murphy celebrated Mass in the repaired church. Following this, Mass was celebrated about every three months and community meetings were held regularly. Over the following years the Catholic community in Limerick dwindled further and Mass was not held from at least 2005. To celebrate the centenary of the church, a Mass was celebrated by Fr Peter Murphy on 29/4/2012. It is understood no Masses have been celebrated in the building since. [Sourced from: Crookwell Gazette 6/4/2012: https://www.crookwellgazette.com.au/story/171295/centenary-of-st-fiacres-catholic-church-limerick/]. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 12/11/2022.
Last Updated: Saturday 12th November, 2022