Holy Spirit Catholic Church

New Farm

This landmark church with imposing Italianate tower was yet another of Archbishop Duhig’s projects in the years 1927-30 and today is one of few churches that were built in the Interwar Classical style with a Renaissance façade (at a time when everything was Gothic or Romanesque).

Designed by local architect Jack Donoghue, it also featured the works of esteemed local artisans William Bustard - whose stunning mural painting of 12 angels and 6 cherubs (modelled on local children) embellish the semi-dome of the sanctuary – and Daphne Mayo who was responsible for the twelve Stations of the Cross.

No expense was spared for the baptismal font, made from limestone imported from Waterford, Ireland, nor the red and green columns supporting it, made from Irish marble imported from Connemara and Cork.

Holy Spirit

Catholic Church

16 Villers St

New Farm


16 Villers St New Farm

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