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Annandale, NSW - St Brendan's Catholic


State: New South Wales
Denomination: Catholic
Address: Corner Johnson & Collins Streets Annandale
GPS: -33.883599, 151.169633

History and Architecture:

The first congregation of the newly established parish met for Mass in the Council Chambers on Sunday 6 March 1898. There were about fifty people present.*

A block of land at the corner of Trafalgar and Johnson Streets was purchased and it was proposed to build a church school and convent. The Architect was Joseph Sheerin. The Church was of Gothic style, 100ft long by 41ft wide and from the floor to the roof 50ft.*

In October 1905 Father Rohan was able to purchase the block of land at the corner of Johnson and Collins Streets with a building included which was to become the convent.*

The Foundation stone of today's church was laid on 11 August 1912 by the Most Reverend Dr Kelly Archbishop of Sydney. The Church was opened on 1 June 1913 by Archbishop Kelly.*

The altar of the church was hand carved in dark Oak. The high alter at first had only one spire. Three years later two smaller spires were added.*


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* The list may not contain all serving Clergy.
1898 - 1948 Fr E. ROHAN  
1914 - Fr TROY  
1917 - Fr W. BONETT  
1918 - Fr I. O'LOUGHLAN  
1920 - Fr F. DWYER  
1921 - 1924 Fr E. FITZPATRICK  
1926 - 1931 Fr C. DONAVAN  
1932 - 1933 Fr COUGLAN  
1934 - 1937 Fr P. KERWICK  
1938 - Fr B. HUDSON  
1939 - Fr F. KERRIGAN  
1940 - Fr F. MARTIN  
1941 - Fr WALLACE  
1942 - Fr E. WYNNE  
1943 - 1944 Fr J. BYRNE  
1945 - Fr H. RYAN  
1946 - 1947 Fr M. WEATHERALL  
1948 - Fr J. KEOGH  
1948 - Fr F.M. WETHERALL  
1949 - 1983 Fr C. HEFFERNAN  
2010 - Rev John MILLIKEN  
Extract: St Brendan's a Journey. The story of an Australian Catholic Parish.1898 - 1998. Julian Porteous. STL 282.944125
Annandale, NSW - St Brendan's Catholic