St Brigid's Church

1 Matthew St, ROSEWOOD, QLD 4340

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Rosewood's greatest claim to fame (and definitely something worth visiting the town for) is the truly remarkable St Brigid's Catholic Church in Matthews St.

It is a magnificent wooden building. The woodwork inside and the sense of care and craftsmanship which has gone into the building evokes the kind of religious commitment which is such a characteristic of the great churches of Europe. This is a building constructed out of faith.

The church was designed by Father Andrew Horan and opened on 13 February 1910. It is claimed that it was made entirely of timber, with even the foundations being timber stumps set on timber bedlogs.

The church is divided into three parts - the nave and two side aisles - each of which is characterised by a separate cross and gabled window.

Inside are a number of unusual frescos - one has the symbols of grain (bread) and grapes (wine) with the inscription "O memoriala mortis domini" (In memory of the death of our Lord), while the other depicts angels and was probably painted as recently as the 1940s.


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1 Matthew St, ROSEWOOD, 4340, QLD, Australia

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