St. Flannan's Catholic Parish

In the beginning

Our History

The area in which St Flannan's Parish is situated was once beautiful rainforest country and home to the Turrbul (stone) tribe of this region. We recognise their long history on this land and the care they gave to this land for thousands of years.

On 18 September 1952 the Archdiocese bought 4.5ha for £7,500 on the corner of Beams and Handford Road. There was an old residence, a barn and chicken sheds on the property.

The Parish was founded when Archbishop Duhig gave the property to the parishioners as a personal gift and on 16 March 1953 Fr Greene came as first parish priest taking up residence in the old homestead. One month later on 12 April the first Sunday Mass was celebrated with the congregation of about 300-400 parishioners of all nationalities.

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Parish Involvement

 We come together to share our God-given gifts for the enhancement of our Parish life. Everyone is welcome to make their contribution to the many opportunities offered by our Parish.


Your Generosity. Our Mission.

One of the greatest contributions you can make to the mission of the Church is to leave your own legacy of faith for future generations. A gift in your will, no matter how big or small, is one way you can personally advance your faith and the work of the parish.

Parish Office

Tue-Fri from 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM

Parish Priest: Fr Rafal Rucinski
Parish Secretary: September Morn Gorospe


3265 3977

194 Handford Road, Zillmere, Qld, Australia
PO Box 214, Zillmere, Qld 4034

[email protected]