Sunday, 5 October 2014

Rosebery, St. Joseph's Catholic Church

St. Joseph's Catholic Church is located along Rosebery Avenue between Morley Avenue and Kimberley Grove, in the eastern suburb of Rosebery. This heritage listed, two storey church was built in 1929 in the Inter-War Romanesque architectural style.

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  1. How many churches are there in Sydney?

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    1. So many. Probably only rivalled by the number of pubs.

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    2. Would I be right in guessing that there's at least one church with its own pub? ;)

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    3. There may be some churches that have been converted into pubs.

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  2. Grew up in a St. Joseph's Church here in Portland many years ago.

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  3. There's a St. Joseph's close to where I am now; I like the look of this one.

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  4. Jim, so interesting how the church just decreases in size as it goes up the hill. Nice picture.

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  5. Too bad they have such an ugly fence around such a beautiful church! I'll b et if you're in the inside int he late afternoon, that round window would have some great light coming through it.

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    1. Yes, I don't think I've seen a cyclone fence around a church anywhere else around Sydney. I agree it detracts from the beauty of the church.

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  6. That's a lot of crosses on one church :) But I like the simple design.

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  7. I think that the only time I have seen a cyclone fence round a church - usually Catholic - is when there is a primary school in the grounds. The round window is especially enchanting.

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    1. Gemma, that would explain it, since there is a school at this site.

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  8. A lovely old church building. And do I see solar heating panels on the roof?

    Diana

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    1. Indeed you do, Diana, which is progressive.

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  9. Very pretty sky! Not a cloud in sight :)

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  10. and another British looking building ;-)

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  11. hey Jim, i enjoy the circle window. always wanted one in my home. guess i need to move. ha. ha!! ( :

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  12. Jim,
    Why is there a chain-link fence, is it to keep folks out or in? Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  13. We lived up the street from a St Joseph Church in Canada. Yours is lovely!

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  14. lovely bright light in this sharp image...

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  15. Very beautiful church..
    Happy Shadows...

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  16. this church today looks very much like the one here in Florida on my post today. they are very similar to your other churches you have posted.

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  17. Is that brick? I really like that round window!

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    1. Yes, it is brick like many of the churches in Sydney.

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  18. I must say that, apart from the rather nice rose window, it doesn't look much like a church. And is the fence designed to keep non-RCs out, or the congregation in?

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