Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church
History and description
The church is situated in Avoca Street, Randwick, adjacent to the commercial centre of the area. It was designed by Sheerin and Hennessy in a Gothic Revival style and built in 1888. It consists predominantly of brick with sandstone trimmings, with a spire on its southern side. Inside, there is a trussed timber roof and a stained-glass window behind the altar. A Gothic-style octagonal chapel and shrine are located near the altar.
The church is heritage-listed. The sandstone building next door, known as Ventnor, is owned and used by the church. It was built in 1870 and was the home of George Kiss, Mayor of Randwick. It too is heritage-listed.
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Randwick, and St. Margaret Mary’s Parish, Randwick North, are Catholic parishes under the care of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and share a common heritage and administration in the Archdiocese of Sydney. The parishes are located within a busy urban centre and include two regional Catholic high schools, two parish primary schools, a large public teaching hospital complex, a major university and aged care facilities.
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- Sydney Architecture, John Haskell, UNSW Press (1997) p.81
- State Heritage Register
- State Heritage List
- Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish and St Margaret Mary’s - Randwick Parishes , Mission Statement, May, 2009.