St Matthew's Catholic Church - Former
St Matthew's Catholic Church - Former 00-01-2012 -
St Matthew's Catholic Church - Former 00-01-2012 -

St Matthew's Catholic Church - Former

Gunbower, VIC 3566

Church Information

Church Name: St Matthew's Catholic Church - Former
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 53-59 Main St, Gunbower VIC 3566, Australia
Suburb: Gunbower
State: VIC
Postcode: 3566
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: No Foundation Stone or Memorial Plaque details are known. Information/photographs are invited.
Date Opened: 00-06-1926
Date Closed: 00-00-2011


The former St Matthew's Catholic Church, Gunbower has closed, and the property was sold in 2012. The first Mass in the Gunbower district was celebrated in Treacy's Hotel in the 1890s. For more than 30 years the hotel was used by travelling priests, until it became too small, and the celebration of Mass was moved to the Memorial Hall. The St Matthew's church building was opened in June 1926, by Bishop McCarthy of Bendigo. No other details are known. More historical information/photographs of the former church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 7/10/2022.

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Mattinbgn - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Last Updated: Wednesday 15th February, 2023