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Muttaburra Catholic Church - Former
Muttaburra Catholic Church - Former 08-10-2021 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Muttaburra Catholic Church - Former 01-08-2020 - David Hyde

St Joseph's Catholic Church - Former

Muttaburra, QLD 4732

Church Information

Church Name: St Joseph's Catholic Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 26 Sword St, Muttaburra QLD 4732, Australia
Suburb: Muttaburra
State: QLD
Postcode: 4732
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.

Plaque on the gate records: In Memory - Alice Dowling - Donors - Dowling Family - Erected by - Gerry - 1962.

A plaque records: Stations of the Cross - In Memory of - Norah McCarthy - Bee Dare - Ellen Bullen - Kathleen Johns - Catherine and William Carroll - R I P - Presented by relatives of the above deceased.

A plaque on font records: Presented by - Florence Kendall - Olive Mawhiney - & Colin Mawhiney - in loving memory of - their Mother & Father - & Brothers Frederick - & Robert Swanson - October 1956.

Date Opened: 00-09-1948
Date Closed: 29-01-2023
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The former St Joseph's Catholic Church, Muttaburra held its final service on 29/1/2023 with Bishop Michael, and the property has now been listed for sale (2024). In a Bishop's letter of 12/5/2022 it was stated that the church no longer holds regular services, but occasionally services were conducted by visiting priests. The church had been part of the Parish of Aramac and the Diocese of Rockhampton. The church had its beginnings with the appointment of Fr James Cumberland to the Western District.  The early services were held in the Courthouse until the first church building was opened on 2/9/1894. On 20/2/1943 the church building was destroyed in a cyclone. Services where then held in the RSL Memorial Hall until a new church, present building, was erected/opened in September 1948. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 7/11/2020 & 10/6/2022.
Last Updated: Tuesday 27th February, 2024