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A plaque commemorates Archbishop Christopher Reynolds.

Born in Dublin in 1833, he joined an Italian Benedictine monastery as a young man, seeking to be trained for missionary work in the Northern Territory. He and fellow Irishman, Frederick Byrne, asked to continue their studies at New Norcia, near Perth, Western Australia. However, due to church disputes the two men travelled to Adelaide in 1857.

Both were sent to Sevenhill to train for the priesthood and were ordained in 1860. Reynolds then became parish priest of Wallaroo. In 1872 he came to Adelaide as Administrator of the Diocess of Adelaide following controversies which culminated in the death of Bishop Shiell. Reynolds was consecrated as Shiell's successor in 1873 at the age of 40.

Bishop Reynolds initially gave his full support to Mary MacKillop and her order, and to the expansion of church schools, however, he later reversed his policy due to church debts, which resulted in MacKillop moving her sisters to Sydney. In 1887 Reynolds was made Archbishop and he died in 1893.


Address:198 Goodwood Road, Millswood, 5034
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.956276
Long: 138.590506
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1898
Front Inscription

Erected to the memory of Archbishop Reynolds by his friends.



Source: MA
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