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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Former
unknown 03-09-2019 - Peter Liebeskind
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Former  00-00-1919 - Church Website - See Note.

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Former

Springwood, NSW 2777

Church Information

Church Name: St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 2 Hawkesbury Rd, Springwood NSW 2777, Australia
Suburb: Springwood
State: NSW
Postcode: 2777
Foundation Stone Laid: 11-05-1919
Foundation Stone Notes: The foundation stone of this the second St Thomas Aquinas Church, Springwood records: To the Glory of God - and -  in honour of St Thomas Aquinas - and - The Angels Guardian - This stone was solemnly blessed by - + Michael Archbishop of Sydney - 11th May 1919.
Date Opened: unknown
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Springwood. "The history of the Church at Springwood dates back to 1839 when it was part of Penrith Parish under Rev Charles Sumner. Mass was celebrated at Thomas Boland's Springwood Inn and later at their home. The Bolands were at one time the only Catholic family in the area." (Extract church website - https://stachurchspringwood.org.au/about/#history).

In 1891 the church was given a building by the donation of land and funds from the Boland family. This was the first church of St Thomas (Springwood), it was a weatherboard structure, located at what is now Rest Park, in Macquarie Street. It was dedicated in January 1892.

The building was later relocated to Hawkesbury Road, on what is now the site of a retirement village. It was on this site, that the 1919 church building was erected, and still remains today, although largely used by the surrounding retirement village community. 

In February 1996, the present St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church building was opened. See separate entry.

More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 9/11/2019.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - https://stachurchspringwood.org.au/about/#history
Last Updated: Saturday 9th November, 2019