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St Mary's Catholic Church
St Mary's Catholic Church 09-11-2023 - Frank Curtain
St Mary's Catholic Church 03-06-2019 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

St Mary's Catholic Church

Maryborough, QLD 4650

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 269 Adelaide St, Maryborough QLD 4650, Australia
Suburb: Maryborough
State: QLD
Postcode: 4650
Foundation Stone Laid: 29-07-1869
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plque details are known for the original church building. Information/photographs are invited.

Foundation stone records: A M D G - This foundation stone, commemorating the extensions, - renovations and completion of this church, - dedicated to - The Mother of God, - was blessed and placed by - His Grace Most Rev Dr Duhig, Archbishop of Brisbane, - on the 22nd March 1936. - J F McCarthy PP Dom. Prel.

A plaque records: Heritage Site - The first Roman Catholic services were - held in 1852, in the home of Constable - William McAdam at Baddow. A wooden - church was erected here in 1858, and - replaced by this building in 1871.

A plaque records: Conservation, Preservation and Restoration - of - St Mary's Parish Church - dedicated and blessed - by - Most Reverend John Alexis Bathersby DD - Archbishop of Brisbane - February 19th 1993. - ...Very Reverend Harry Bliss - Parish Priest.

A plaque records: In memory of - The Pioneer Catholic and Generous Benefactor - James Cleary - who died on 26th April, 1872. - He was buried from this Church - for which he had donated the land.

Date Opened: 04-02-1872
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Mary's Catholic Church, Maryborough is part of the Parish of Maryborough and the Diocese of Brisbane. The first St Mary's Catholic Church building was a wooden structure erected in 1858. A more substantial building was erected 1869/72. Over the years it has undergone many extensions and renovations. Before the erection of a church building, services were held in private homes. The church has recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs upoladed 29/10/2019. 
Last Updated: Tuesday 21st November, 2023