(former) St Mary’s Catholic Church, Evandale


15 Macquarie St, Evandale. Google Maps.
Opened 1859. A private residence since 2003.

EVANDALE CATHOLIC CHURCH.-On Sunday last one of those pleasing and joyful events which gladdens the heart of the Christian took place in that charming and delightfully-situated township, Evandale. For some time past the Catholics of the district, aided by their zealous pastor, have lad in contemplation the erection of a church, where they might meet to worship God, and train up their little ones in the faith of their fathers. The good work is now happily completed. The church was solemnly opened on Sunday last by the Rev. M. O’Callaghan, whose lucid and brilliant discourse was listened to with breathless attention by a numerous audience, many of whom came from Launceston, thus testifying at once their zeal for God’s house, and their respect and reverence for their priest and spiritual director. Too much praise cannot be given to the Rev. Father for his untiring exertions in collecting funds for the erection of this church, so much needed in this locality; and it is to be hoped that the Catholics of Evandale and surrounding district will evince, by their zeal and attendance at mass, how much they appreciate the disinterested motives of the pastor, who is prompted solely by religion and the salvation of souls.
Launceston Examiner, 1 November 1859


St Mary’s Catholic Church
Renovated in 1976, when the doorway was moved from the side of the porch to the front. Mass had been held here regularly since the church was built.


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