1871: St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia.

St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Wangaratta, Victoria.

The triple light stained glass windows behind the altar were the work of  Ferguson, Urie & Lyon  of North Melbourne. There is also a single light in the north transept (very hard to photograph due to obscured light in lower half)  and there is also the Lamb of God (aka Agnus Dei) located above two art deco lights that are not by Ferguson & Urie. Whether there were any original Ferguson & Urie windows below the Lamb of God medallion is not known but it looks highly likely that this window has come from another position in the church prior to modern extensions.

The Argus, Melbourne, Saturday 11th March 1871, page 7.

 “The new Roman Catholic church at Wangaratta, dedicated to St. Patrick, was solemnly opened and consecrated by the Right Rev. Dr. Goold, on Sunday last. High mass was performed, the bishop being assisted by the Re. Dr. Fitzpatrick, vicar-general, and Fathers Hogan and Egan. The church was crowded with people, collected from almost every place within 30 miles of Wangaratta”.

Advocate, Melbourne, Vic, Saturday 18th March 1871, page 6.

“DEDICATION OF ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH, Wangaratta…”

“…The stained glass windows are admirable illustrations of the proficiency of the colonial manufacturers, Messrs. Fergusson,[sic] Urie, and Lyon – the central figure of the Saviour on the cross, with the Blessed Virgin kneeling at the foot, being represented with special correctness of drawing and colouring…”

 

Photos taken 19th December 2011.

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Updated: 13th Feb 2015.

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