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St Augustine's Catholic Church
St Augustine's Catholic Church 27-04-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
St Augustine's Catholic Church - Extension 27-04-2018 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

St Augustine's Catholic Church

Coolangatta, QLD 4225

Church Information

Church Name: St Augustine's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: St Augustine's War Memorial Church
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: Cnr McLean and, Tweed St, Coolangatta QLD 4225, Australia
Suburb: Coolangatta
State: QLD
Postcode: 4225
Foundation Stone Laid: 13-04-1925
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone records: The foundation stone of this church - to the Honour and Glory of God - under ther Patronage of St Augustine - was blessed and laid by - The Most Rev J Duhig DD - Archbishop of Brisbane - 13th April 1925 - The Rev L Carlton PP.

A stone in the extension records: St Augustine's War Memorial Church - these additions were erected in memory of those - who died in the service of God and Country - 'Greater love than this no man hath - that a man lay down his life for his friends.' - This stone was blessed by - Most Rev Sir James Duhig DD KCMG - on 22nd December 1963 - Rev Father D D Boland PP.

A stone tablet in the front steps records: These steps have been erected - in memory of - Mary Agnes Tyrrell - who died at Coolangatta, 19th Dec 1933.- R I P.


Date Opened: 00-12-1926
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Augustine's Catholic Church is part of the Parish of Coolangatta-Tugun and The Catholic Church in South East Queensland.  The church functions in conjunction with St Monica's Catholic Church, Tugun. The first Mass in the parish was said by Father Carlton, at the surf pavilion, at Greenmount in October 1924.

The church was opened in December 1926 by Archbishop Duhig. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 16/7/2018.

Last Updated: Tuesday 14th September, 2021