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Hectorville Catholic Church
Title : Hectorville Catholic Church Hectorville Catholic Church
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Creator : Loren, Marisa G.
Source : Loren, Marisa G., PRG 1270/2 vol. 2, p. 249, no. 1
Date of creation : 2000
Format : Photograph
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The Second Vatican Council of 1962 saw many changes to the outlook and practises of the Catholic Church. In South Australia this was a period of rapid growth and expansion as post World War II immigration and the baby boom substantially increased the sizes of Catholic congregations and church schools. Many new churches were built in these years.

The War Memorial Church of the Annunciation at Hectorville was built in 1962, replacing the original 1863 church. The artist Stephen Moor designed a window almost 40 feet high depicting the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and Christ's Passion, for the front of the church. The Stations of the Cross were designed by sculptor Ieva Pocius.

Related names :
War Memorial Church of the Annunciation (Hectorville, S. Aust.)
Coverage year : 2000
Place : Hectorville (S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
'New church opened', Southern cross, 4 January 1963, p. 1



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