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St Mary's Catholic Church
St Mary's Catholic Church 15-10-2013 - Jill Schiffmann
St Mary's Catholic Church 15-10-2013 - Jill Schiffmann

St Mary's Catholic Church

Bairnsdale, VIC 3875

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 240 Main St, Bairnsdale VIC 3875, Australia
Suburb: Bairnsdale
State: VIC
Postcode: 3875
Foundation Stone Laid: 19-10-1913
Foundation Stone Notes: Foundation stone records: The Foundation Stone - of this Church dedicated to Mary Immaculate - was laid by the - Most Reverend Patrick Phelan DD - Bishop of Sale - AD 19th October 1913 - V Rev C F Cremin, Pastor".
Date Opened: 00-07-1914
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Mary's Catholic Church, Sale. "Designed by the prolific Catholic church architect Augustus A Fritsch. The comprehensive interior decorative scheme is of murals depicting the apostles, numerous saints, imaginings of purgatory, heaven and hell, and numerous seraphim and cherubim. It was executed by Francesco Floreani between 1931 and 1938.St Mary's Church is historical significance in Gippsland for its role in the expanding development of the Catholic church from the 1880s. It is representative of the expansion in Catholic church building programs across Victoria in the first decades of the twentieth century. The church is significant for its close historical associations with the migrant community, particularly the Italian community." 

More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 1/2/2019.

Last Updated: Friday 1st February, 2019