St Mary's Catholic Church
St Mary's Catholic Church 07-02-2016 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria
St Mary's Catholic Church 07-02-2016 - John Conn, Templestowe, Victoria

St Mary's Catholic Church

Warracknabeal, VIC 3393

Church Information

Church Name: St Mary's Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 52 Anderson St, Warracknabeal VIC 3393, Australia
Suburb: Warracknabeal
State: VIC
Postcode: 3393
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Memorial Stone records: On twenty fifth day of June 1967 the Most Reverend J P O'Connor DD Bishop of Ballarat in the presence of Reverend P O'Shanassy Parish Priest and the many faithful here assembled Blessed and Dedicated this new St Mary's Memorial Church.

A Memorial Stone in which an earlier Memorial Stone is reset records: The stone set into this plaque was removed from the original + St Mary's Church before demolition the last Mass + was celebrated in the church on 10 July 1966.

The original reset Memorial Stone records:  Dedicated by - Dean Hoyne V. C. - Dec 4 1887 Rev J Hogan PP - Enlarged by Rev D Devane PP - after damage by fire 1898 - rededicated by Bishop Moore - Oct 14 1900.

Date Opened: 25-06-1967
Date Closed: unknown


The St Mary's Catholic Church, Warracknabeal is part of the Parish of Wimmera-Mallee and the Diocese of Ballarat. The present church building was dedicated on 25/6/1967, and replaced an earlier building, originally dedicated 4/12/1887, but rededicated after a fire and enlargement on 14/10/1900 by Bishop Moore. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 26/12/2016.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Mattinbgn - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Last Updated: Friday 6th January, 2023