The History of St Brigid’s Catholic Church in Midland

The St Brigid’s Catholic Church in Midland was designed in a double volume Twentieth Century Ecclesiastical Style by architectural firm, Oldham, Boas and Ednie-Brown. It was officially opened and consecrated by The Most Reverend Sir Launcelot Goody on Sunday December 14, 1969.

The Church was built alongside the original Church with the latter being converted into classrooms and then to the Parish Hall it serves as today once the new Church was completed.

James Sweeney who was an alter server at consecration mass on December 14, 1969 took some photographs on his Kodak Instamatic camera on Saturday June 21, 1969 of the new St Brigid’s Catholic Church under construction which are below.

The young boy in the photos is Tolley Zaffino who grew up on Dudley Street close to the school and church.

Matthew Pavlinovich
St Brigid’s Primary School – Class of 1997
Chairperson – Midland and Districts Historical Society Inc.

Other Sources:

The Record Article: Midland Parish joyed to observe golden jubilee, called to be living temples of God’s Grace. [download pdf]