Blaize's Early church community 1788-1850

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In History
  • 1788 First Fleet arrives in new south wales

    1788 First Fleet arrives in new south wales
    30% of the 756 convicts that arrived on the First Fleet were catholic some were baptised Catholics some refused to got to the Angelic church. Some would get flogged and will go into the church with blood all over them. some convicts even burnt down the church. https://mrswilliamspodroom.weebly.com/religion-early-church.html
  • Catholic Settlers Petition the Governor

    Catholic Settlers Petition the Governor
    in 1788 the catholic convicts argued with Governor Phillip for a priest but Governor Phillip refused because he was horrified that they might take over the colony
  • Catholics in Australia

    Catholics in Australia
    most of the early church Catholics were Irish convicts. but most didn't practise their traditional ways.The Catholics used their prayer beads and prayer books to pray.
  • the first two preist arrive

    the first two preist arrive
    The first priest were convicts they got caught in the Irish rebellion in 1788 and were not allowed to celebrate mass
  • First mass allowed to be celebrated

    First mass allowed to be celebrated
    When the colony allowed the first mass police watched everybody to make sure they did not betray the colony. A second mass was not allowed for another 16 years
  • First Free Priest Arrive

    First Free Priest Arrive
    While Father O' Flynn was not a convict he was not approved by England but had been sent by the pope. but he got expelled from New South Wales in 1818
  • First official catholic preists arrive

    First official catholic preists arrive
    Father Connolly and Therry were the official catholic priest in New Holland
  • Catholics in New South Wales

    Catholics in New South Wales
    By the late 1820s most of the Catholics were convicts or ex convicts
  • Bishop Polding appointed

    Bishop Polding appointed
    New South Wales now had 20,000 Catholics so a bishop was needed for the Catholics.
  • First priest arrives in Brisebane

    First priest arrives in Brisebane
    As the colony of the Moreton Bay was part of the colony of New South Wales at this time Polding was also the Archbishop at Morton Bay
  • Church Act

    Church Act
    All religions allowed in New South Wales