St Columban’s Catholic Church Mayfield

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The Newcastle Herald has reported that the locally heritage listed landmark of St Columban’s Church at Mayfield is scheduled for demolition, after an engineer reported that the cost of repairs would amount to $6M and heritage consultant Barney Collins has stated that the church is structurally dangerous and unable to save.

The Foundation Stone for the St Columban’s Church was laid on the 19th November 1939. St Columban’s was offically blessed and opened by the Most Reverend Dr. E. Gleeson, Bishop of Maitland on the 4th August 1940. It has stood on the site for over 78 years.


Inspection & Initial Report on Damage to St Columbans Church Mayfield. Burke Engineering Pty Ltd (7 February 2017) 1.4MB PDF File

Report on Proposed Remediation Work to St Columbans Church Mayfield. Burke Engineering Pty Ltd (3 July 2017) 6.7 MB PDF File

Heritage Assessment Report. St Columban’s Catholic Church Mayfield, NSW. EJE Architecture (December 2017) 10.3MB PDF File

Hunter Regional Committee of the National Trust. St Columban’s Church. Public Voice. 4 December 2018. 2.2MB PDF File


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