St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Former
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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Former

Clunes, VIC 3370

Church Information

Church Name: St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 90 Bailey St, Clunes VIC 3370, Australia
Suburb: Clunes
State: VIC
Postcode: 3370
Foundation Stone Laid: 09-03-1873
Foundation Stone Notes: The foundation stone was laid by Bishop Goold of Melbourne on 9/3/1873. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 09-03-1873
Date Closed: 27-05-2018


This former St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Clunes was part of the Parish of Creswick and the Diocese of Ballarat. The church closed on 27/5/2018, and the property was sold. 

An original chapel built in Clunes was replaced by a timber church, erected on the present church site in 1862. It was later relocated to the rear of the site to allow the present bluestone building to be erected. Building commenced in 1872 and was officially opened on 7/6/1873 by the Rev Dr Fitzpatrick. The planned tower was never constructed nor the the chancel completed. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 1/11/2017 & 27/12/2021.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Mattinbgn - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Note: Photograph source- ttp://

Last Updated: Tuesday 28th December, 2021