St Thomas' Catholic Church - Former
St Thomas' Catholic Church - Former unknown date - Aussies Towns - See Note.
St. Thomas' Catholic Church - Former 00-00-2019 - - See Note

St. Thomas' Catholic Church - Former

Steiglitz, VIC 3331

Church Information

Church Name: St. Thomas' Catholic Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 985 Meredith-Steiglitz Rd, Steiglitz VIC 3331, Australia
Suburb: Steiglitz
State: VIC
Postcode: 3331
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 19-07-1868
Date Closed: 00-00-1927


The former St Thomas' Catholic Church, Steiglitz building is now privately owned. The church building was opened on 19/7/1868 by Bishop Goold, and closed about 1927. After lying idle for some years it was relocated to Norlane in 1951 and used as a church hall/school there, but in 1982 it was relocated back to its original site in Steiglitz. It is now part of the Steiglitz National Park.

A little personal history about the old church building. " When St Thomas' Catholic Church building was moved to Plume St. Norlane, it was initially located at the southern end of St Thomas Aquinas Primary School's playground (approximately where the present church, constructed in the 1960s, now stands). In 1963 it was moved closer to the school building on the Watsonia Gve. side of the school grounds and used as a class room for Grade 3 students (I went through grade 3 in the 'Little Old Church' as it came to be known, in 1964). It was still in use for this purpose in the early 1970s." [provided by Carlo Gnaccarini - 10/7/2019]

No other details are known about the former church. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 7/6/2018.

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Last Updated: Friday 3rd March, 2023