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St John the Baptist Catholic Church
St John the Baptist Catholic Church 07-03-2015 - Geoff Davey/Bonzle.com

St John the Baptist Catholic Church

Beaufort, VIC 3373

Church Information

Church Name: St John the Baptist Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 11 Leichardt St, Beaufort VIC 3373, Australia
Suburb: Beaufort
State: VIC
Postcode: 3373
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 12-10-1884
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Beaufort is in the Parish of Beaufort and the Diocese of Ballarat. The earliest Catholic Mass in the district was celebrated about 1855 when Fr Bermingham visited from Colac. A school was erected in 1861 and also used as a chapel unitl 1884. The church building was opened on 12/10/1884 by Bishop James Moore. It was enlarged in 1922, with further alterations made in 1969 to meet the needs of the congregation. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs on the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 13/3/2015.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Mattinbgn - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5607368
Last Updated: Sunday 3rd October, 2021