Friday, 4 March 2011

Darlinghurst, Sacred Heart Catholic Church

The Sacred Heart Catholic Church is located at the corner of Oxford Street and Darlinghurst Road, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The original church built on this site opened in 1850, with the adjacent Sacred Heart School featured yesterday built in 1880. The old church was demolished and the foundations used for this larger church which opened in 1911. The University of Notre Dame took over the site in 2004 and restored the church in 2008 for use by the university and as a local parish.
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34 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo...beautiful church! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is just up the road from me, Jim and I am past there all the time. I must take the opportunity and mosie on inside.

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  3. Julie, I've never wandered inside. I'm interested in seeing the mural that was apparently relocated to the back wall during the restoration. That must have taken some effort and care.

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  4. Lovely church, gorgeous skies and a terrific capture as always, Jim! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. Beautiful landmark; When I am in a strange city where I do not know my way around I always locate a church because they are usually in the middle of "things" and easily to locate!

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  6. lovely rose window, old churchs are just such charming

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  7. It looks like an ancient beauty indeed.

    Please hav eyou all a good Friday.

    daily athens

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  8. It's a very stately solid building - I would love to take a peek inside if you get a chance!
    "Adelaide and Beyond"

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  9. Great photo Jim. I was almost going to post a similar shot today but held it out for tomorrow.

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  10. I can imagine a wedding here, with the Bride and Groom poised at the top of the stairs and the confetti flying. Lovely church.

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  11. An interesting church with an interesting history, Jim. You confused me a bit with "inner city suburb" but I guess it's just continental differences in English usage.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  12. Kay L. Davies, inner city suburbs is what we call the suburbs immediately outside the central business district which we also refer to as 'the city'.

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  13. They sure can build! What a beautiful day,too!

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  14. Lovely picture. That is a beautiful church. Nice to know it has been restored and is being maintained.

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  15. Like the way clouds are smoking across the sky.

    Good pictures - Stewart M

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  16. Hey, we were there! Nice to see the building looking good as ever... have a blessed weekend!

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  17. Beautiful church!
    Beautiful sky!

    Happy weekend!

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  18. Beautiful church!
    Beautiful sky!

    Happy weekend!

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  19. At least the sky is so blue ! ours is grey !

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  20. This is q nice church and what a blue sky !!!

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  21. This is a beautiful church. Love to visit there one day. Great shot.

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  22. The fluffy white cloud adds to the picture.

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  23. another great building shot ~ love the sky also ~ carol, xo

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  24. Thanks so much for the photo and information, my great, great grandparents were married there in 1869.

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  25. Jim,this style I would expect to see at home...very nice

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  26. I am so glad they restored the church. This is a beauty. The Catholics have a way of building some architectural wonders. This one is lovely.

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