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St Mary's Catholic Church
St Mary's Catholic Church 08-08-2016 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St Mary's Catholic Church 08-08-2016 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

St Mary's Catholic Church

Beaudesert, QLD 4285

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: Our Lady of the Purification
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: Bromelton St, Beaudesert QLD 4285, Australia
Suburb: Beaudesert
State: QLD
Postcode: 4285
Foundation Stone Laid: 02-02-1907
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

A plaque records: St Mary's Catholic Church - Beaudesert - Blessing and Dedication: 15th September 1907 - Parish Priest: Fr James Enright - Architect: Mr G H M Addison - Builder: Mr John Best - Placed by the parishioners of St Mary's and blessed by the Most Rev John Bathersby DD - Archbishop of Brisbane, to celebrate 100 years of worship, the sharing of sacraments, and the joy of - community in this holy place - Sunday 16th September, 2007 - "My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples" Isaiah 56:7.

A plaque records: Father Bernard Scortechini 1874-1883 - First Parish Priest of the Logan - Parish Priests of Beaudesert - Father James Enright 1883-1921 - Father John Hennessy 1921-1933 - Father Denis O'Keefe 1933-1941 - Father Timothy O'Connor 1941-1943 - Monsignor Owen Steele 1943-1975 - Father Terence Ganzer 1975-1994

Date Opened: 15-09-1907
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The first Catholic worship began in the town about 1874. The foundation stone for the first Catholic Church was laid by Archbishop Dunne in 1889, who also blessed and opened it later that year. By 1907 the church had become too small and plans to build a new church began. The original wooden St Mary's Church building was moved to 1823 Kerry Road, Kerry in 1908 and is now known as St John's. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited.Photographs uploaded 16/2/2017.

Last Updated: Thursday 12th July, 2018