St Catherine's Roman Catholic Church


Shire of Gingin

Place Number



14 Robinson St Gingin

Location Details

Local Government



Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 1931

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Municipal Inventory Adopted 18 Oct 2005 Category 2
Catholic Church Inventory YES 01 Jul 1998
Classified by the National Trust Recorded 03 Jul 1978

Statement of Significance

Built in 1931 and consecrated on the14th June 1931. It was named "St. Catherine's" in honour of Mrs. Catherine Musk who donated much of the cost of the building. It has been in regular use for religious purposes since that time

Physical Description

Built in a large area of bushland, the church is gothic in style and in good repair.


On the 11th of January 1881 the Governor of W.A. set aside Lots 2 & 3 for the use of the Roman Catholic community for a Chapel, Glebe and Cemetery. The Church was not built until 1931. Two thirds of the costs were donated by Mrs. Catherine Musk of Cleveland, Gingin, the total cost being 251 pounds. Mrs. Corbett of Dongara donated the altar and Henry Ward who had married Kathleen Mullins, daughter of a Roman Catholic family, donated timber with which the Church was built. The Ward's had a timber mill at Mooliabeenie. He and his father also constructed the pews and other fittings. The Church was consecrated on Sunday 14th June 1931. It was named St Catherine's in honour of Mrs. Musk. A priest from New Norcia served the Church until 1952 when it came under the jurisdiction of the Franciscan Fathers of Midland.

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel

Architectural Styles

Inter-War Gothic

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall METAL Other Metal
Roof METAL Corrugated Iron

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

01 Jan 2017


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