Sunday 24 March 2013


St Mary's Catholic church on High Street, Thornbury is a fine red brick church dating back to the 1920s. The associated school adjacent to the church first opened in January 1920 in one of the old wooden buildings, which was transported from St Joseph’s, Northcote. As the population increased, the school expanded. In February 1925 Archbishop Mannix laid the foundation of a new brick school building, which was later blessed and officially opened by Bishop McCarthy of Sandhurst.

As part of the Commonwealth centenary celebrations, a fountain was constructed outside the church. It has a fine mosaic of native water flora and fauna. Fortunately the fountain was not running so I was able to take these photos - you have to imagine the jets of water gushing forth!

This post is part of Psalm Sunday meme,
and the Nature Footsteps Waters meme.

Psalm 95

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
10 Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways:
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.


  1. the mosaics are beautiful...thanks for sharing

  2. a lovely church, and unique and beautiful mosaic work of art....

  3. One must be able to obtain great peacefulness while sitting upon that bench. What joy it must be, diving with ones thoughts into these mosaics.
    Thank you very much for your kind participation and this walk. Please have a good new week ahead.

  4. What a beautiful church. I like the mosaics too.

  5. Very unique mosaic on the pavement.

  6. beautiful artwork. It is much appreciated, thanks for sharing.


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