Tour of the church

  • The tabernacle from the old Liverpool parish church, originally shipped out from England. The sandstone for the base was rescued from the Parramatta cathedral, destroyed by fire on 19 February 1996. Notice the preserved scorch marks. The sanctuary lamp was bought on e-Bay from Belgium.
  • ┬áThe altar – imagine a tree growing out of the stone and the five black bolts representing the five wounds of the crucifixion
  • Statue of St. John XXIII – designed by well-known sculptor Alan Somerville. Alan is probably best known for his sculptures of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers on Sydney’s Anzac bridge
  • The baptismal font, also designed by Alan Somerville. The sandstone plinth is also from the Parramatta cathedral, destroyed by fire on 19 February 1996. Notice the preserved scorch marks
  • Wooden sanctuary crucifix – a gift from the Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle Diocese, sourced from the former Redemptorist monastery in Mayfield
  • Sacristy credens (cabinet) – sourced from the Mayfield monastery
  • Wooden statues of Our Lady and St Joseph – the Marist Brothers’ chapel/monastery, the pro-Cathedral, Parramatta
  • Organ – purchased for the parish
  • ┬áThe Stations of the Cross – originally in the chapel of the Little Company of Mary, donated by former Governor-General William Deane
  • Sacristy crucifix – a gift from Fr Matthew Muller, Singleton parish