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St. Thomas' Roman Catholic Church

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Meredith-Steiglitz Rd, Steiglitz VIC 3331

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Features

  • Beautiful historical church
  • Alongside pioneer cemetery
The beautiful St Thomas' Roman Catholic Church was built in 1868 and stands alongside the Steiglitz Pioneer Cemetery. Surrounded by bushland, the church is right beside the road and is connected to the pioneer cemetery via a small gate. This is a fascinating place to stop in for a look while spending the day exploring the gorgeous mining town of Steiglitz

The church stood here from 1868 until 1951, when it was moved to Norlane and used as a church hall. It was returned here to its original site in 1982/3.

An information sign at the Steiglitz Courthouse displays the following text regarding this church:

This timber building, built in 1878, is located on the outskirts of the town along the Meredith road. In 1960, the building was moved to Norlane, Geelong and in 1983, relocated back to Steiglitz close to its original site. The building is now used by a local community group that collects and conserve documents, photographs, artefacts and family histories. 

A small sign at St. Thomas' Roman Catholic Church Steiglitz displays the following text:

St Thomas' Roman Catholic Church
Steiglitz

St. Thomas' church was built on this site in 1868-69. In 1951 it was moved to Plume St. Norlane where it was used as a church hall. In December 1982 it was returned to its original site.


 

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