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St Matthew's Catholic Church
St Matthew's Catholic Church 02-04-2016 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St Matthew's Catholic Church 02-04-2016 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

St Matthew's Catholic Church

Crows Nest, QLD 4355

Church Information

Church Name: St Matthew's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: Esk St & Creek St, Crows Nest QLD 4355, Australia
Suburb: Crows Nest
State: QLD
Postcode: 4355
Foundation Stone Laid: 00-00-1900
Foundation Stone Notes: 

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

A plaque on a brick wall records: In memory of - Timothy and Jane - Gleeson - may their souls and the souls - of the faithful departed - through the mercy of God - Rest in Peace - Amen.

A plaque records: St Mathew's Church - these extensions - were - solemnly blessed and opened - by - Most Rev M Brennan DD - Bishop of Toowoomba - 28th August 1960 - Rev B T Nolan PP. [Note: only one 't' in Mathew - a mistake - but the maker only had one 't' in his name - accepted by Mr Gleeson's descendants as an accidental thing that remains for historical reasons]

A plaque records: In the 2000 Jubilee year of the - birth of Jesus Christ - the parishioners of St Matthew's Church - Crow's Nest - celebrated the 100th year of the building - of this church with - Bishop William Morris - blessing the commemorative plaque - 1st October2000.

Date Opened: 00-00-1900
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Matthew's Catholic Church Crows Nest was named in honour of Mr Matthew Gleeson, the donor of the land on which the church building was erected. The original wooden church was built, blessed and opened in 1900. It is now used as the parish centre. .

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 14/3/2017.

Last Updated: Friday 15th May, 2020