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St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 27-03-2024 - Derek Flannery
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 27-03-2024 - Derek Flannery

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Newdegate, WA 6355

Church Information

Church Name: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Church Previous Name: The Chapel of St Francis Assisi
Denomination: Catholic Church in Australia
Street Address: 31 Collier St, Newdegate WA 6355, Australia
Suburb: Newdegate
State: WA
Postcode: 6355
Foundation Stone Laid: 12-08-1961
Foundation Stone Notes: A foundation stone records: To the Glory of God - This stone was laid in - position by + Ralph Bunbury - on the 12th August 1961 - Rector Edward Gibson - Church Wardens ~ S J Bishop, R W Walker  [ not clear why the long delay to the church's offical opening on 30/3/1973]
Date Opened: 30-03-1973
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The St Francis of Assissi Catholic Church, Newdegate is part of the Parish of Lake Grace and the Diocese of Bunbury. Mass was celebrated in the area for the first time, in a shed converted by Mr & Mrs Ernest Smith to function as a Chapel, on 18/6/1950. Land was later purchased for the erection of a new chapel, which was fashioned from an ex-army hut, and opened by Archbishop Prenderville on 11/8/1957. The present church building was officially blessed and opened by Archbishop Goody on 30/3/1973. The parish celebrated its 60th annivesary in 2016. More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 15/5/2024.

For more of the Church story see - https://www.stfrancisofassisi.org.au/index.php/about-us/our-history/parish-history
Last Updated: Thursday 16th May, 2024