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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Catholic Church 00-10-2014 - (c) gordon@mingor.net
Sacred Heart Catholic Church 00-10-2014 - (c) gordon@mingor.net

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Mount Barker, WA 6324

Church Information

Church Name: Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: Lord St & Langton Rd, Mount Barker WA 6324, Australia
Suburb: Mount Barker
State: WA
Postcode: 6324
Foundation Stone Laid: 10-05-1914
Foundation Stone Notes: 

Foundation stone from original church records: "This stone - was blessed and laid by - The Most Rev P J Clune DD - Archbishop of Perth - May 10th A D 1914".

A stone on current church records: "Sacred Heart Parish Church - Rebuilt 1966-67 - Consecrated by The Bishop of Bunbury - Most Rev L J Goody Ph D., DD - 17th June 1967 - V Rev J McCarthy PP..." 

Date Opened: 00-00-1914
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mount Barker is part of the Parish of Mount Barker and the Diocese of Bunbury. The present chuch building was opened on 17/6/1967 by Bishop Goody. It replaced the first church opened by Archbishop Clune in 1914, on land donated by Mr Francis Collins. The earliest Catholic ministry in the area dates from about 1846 when five French priests began a mission at Lake Mollyalup. This was later abandoned with periodic Masses held in the district until more regular Masses began about 1900 in local halls. In 1967 a pilgimage was made to "Sancta Maria' at Lake Mollyalup to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first mission in the district.More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 23/06/2015 & 27/9/2021.


Note 1: For more details see - https://bunburycatholic.org.au/mount-barker/

Last Updated: Tuesday 28th September, 2021