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14-February-2016
14-February-2016

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The foundation stone of church commemorates Reverend J. J. Flynn, former rector of the parish. 

In 1892 land was purchased in Dickson Street for a new church but it was not until 1920 that the foundation stone was laid . The church was built as a memorial to the Reverend Flynn and opened in 1921.

The ceremony of laying and blessing the corner stone and blessing the foundations of the new Roman Catholic Church at Lambton was performed yesterday afternoon by the Right Rev. Dr. Dwyer, Bishop of Maitland, in the presence of a large gathering. The clergy present were the Revs. C. O'Regan, the parish priest, W. O'Sullivan, M. F. M'Auliffe, J. Costello, B. M'Kiernan, H. O'Laverty, J. Kelly, and J. Marshall. The church is being erected in memory of the late Rev. Father J. J. Flynn, who was at one time rector at Lambton, and who bequeathed £1000 for a new church at Lambton. The foundation stone bears the following inscription: "To the glory of God, and in honour of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of St. John the Evangelist, and in memory of the Rev. J. J. Flynn, rector of this parish. 5th September, 1920. P.Dwyer, Bishop of Maitland, C. O'Regan, rector of Lambton." 
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),  
6 September 1920.

Location

Address:80 Dickson Street, St John The Evangelist Catholic Church, Lambton, 2299
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.90985
Long: 151.706253
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 5th September, 1920
Front Inscription

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN HONOUR OF THE 
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE B.VIRGIN MARY
AND OF S.JOHN EVANGELIST
AND IN MEMORY OF THE REVEREND J.J.FLYNN 
RECTOR OF THIS PARISH 
5th SEPTEMBER 1920
+ P.V.DWYER BISHOP OF MAITLAND
  C.O`REGAN RECTOR OF LAMBTON

 

Source: MA
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