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The Gawler Catholic Mission began with the appointment of two English Cistercian Monks – Frs Norbert and Wolfrey, by Bishop of Adelaide, Doctor Murphy – and they arrived in Gawler in August 1848 from Tasmania. These priests set about collecting funds for a church and people responded generously, and in April, 1850, the Bishop assisted by the Vicar General, Dr Bachans, laid the foundation stone of the first Sts Peter & Paul’s Church. The church was duly opened in 1855.
St Peter and St Pauls Catholic Church from St Georges Anglican Church tower 2015
First SS Peter & Paul church
Gawler St Peter and St Paul (1)
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