Mater Dolorosa Church, Balgownie
47 Balmoral Rd, Balgownie 2519
Sunday 8.30am and 10am
Tuesday - Friday 8am
The first Balgownie church was erected in 1908 and it seated 120 people. This church – along with the old School of Arts in Elliotts Road and the old Council Chambers on the Princes Highway - served the people of Balgownie and Fairy Meadow until Fairy Meadow was established as a parish in 1947. Father W. Neilson was the first parish priest but Father W. McCormack, “the builder”, built the present church of Saint John Vianney (which seats 590), the school, the Convent and the present church of Mater Dolorosa (seating 220). A meeting room was added to the front of the church.