Parish Treasures | Refurbishing High Altar Candlesticks

The High Altar Candlesticks, known by the servers as “The Big Six”, form part of the patrimony of the parish. You may be surprised to learn that they were made here in Brisbane by F J Mole.

In Archbishop Duhig’s time, with the numbers of churches he was building (and needing to furnish!) shipping items from Europe proved expensive and time consuming. So he turned to a local silversmith F J Mole. In 1923, the Archbishop approached and convinced F J Mole to manufacture ecclesiastical requisites for churches. F J Mole then set to work not only designing the items, but even making the tools he would require.

The Big Six on the High Altar at Mary Immaculate Church

Over time, our Big Six Candlesticks naturally deteriorated and it was time for them to be refurbished. We were pleased to be able to turn to the same company, F J Mole, who

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