St Joseph's Catholic Church
St Joseph's Catholic Church 16-01-2020 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
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St Joseph's Catholic Church

Charlton, VIC 3525

Church Information

Church Name: St Joseph's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 7 Learmonth St, Charlton VIC 3525, Australia
Suburb: Charlton
State: VIC
Postcode: 3525
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

The foundation stone of the second church building on this site was laid by Bishop Higgins in February 1907. The text on the foundation stone is not known. Information/photographs are invited.

A plaque records: St Joseph's Church, Charlton - was blessed and opened - by - Most Reverend Ronald Mulkearns DD - Bishop of Ballarat - Sunday April 4th 1993 - Fr Denis Dennehy ~ Parish Priest. ~~ On this site stood the former St Joseph's Church - blessed and opened by Bishop Joseph Higgins of Ballarat in September 1907 - when Fr Edward O'Sullivan Goidanich was Parish Priest. - The former church was destroyed by fire on January 1st, 1991.


Date Opened: 04-04-1993
Date Closed: unknown


The St Joseph's Catholic Church, Charlton. The Inglewood Advertiser on 25/5/1875 states ' the Catholics of East Charlton have built a church' the church building was of weatherboard construction and was built where the current church stands. In 1906, Bishop Higgins of Ballarat, appealed to the people to build a new church and the foundation stone was laid by the Bishop in February 1907, and opened by him in September 1907.The 1907 church building was destroyed by fire on 1/1/1991. It was replaced by the current building in 1993. The parish celebrated its centenary in 1985. The 100 years appears to be calculated from the date Charlton became a parish in its ownright, whereas before 1885 it was part of the Inglewood Parish. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photograph uploaded 23/2/2020.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - Publisher: Henningsen & Kunder Contributor: UQ Centre for the Government of Queensland Genre: postcard Headwords: Charlton and Charlton Shire

Last Updated: Thursday 13th May, 2021