Georges Hall is rich in its history, its location and the potential of its people. The parish of St Mary, Queen of Heaven, has very natural boundaries of Bankstown Airport, Bankstown Crest, a natural bushland reserve, the Georges River with Lake Gillawarna and the National Park area and the Hume Highway and sits on the corner of Georges Crescent and Rex Road.
The parish plants is built on 5 acres of bushland, part of a grant made to Matthew Flinders on January 1, 1800. He called it “The Wold” after a range of chalk hills that ran through his home, (Lincolnshire), and Yorkshire. He never lived on his grant.
The Catholic population of the district was first ministered to by a Kerryman, Fr Carmody of the Berala Parish. The extremity of the parish was Upper Bankstown or Kentucky. It was in a hall at nearby Coleman Park that the Oblate Fathers of Sefton said Mass here in the 1950’s. When Bass Hill became a parish, its priests said Mass each Sunday in a hall in Beale Street.
In November 1973 Cardinal Freeman appointed Father John O’Keefe as the first resident Parish Priest. The first new building, a Presbytery, was blessed and opened by Cardinal Freeman on 27 May 1975. The first stage of the parish’s primary school was blessed and opened on 25 March 1979.The present church was blessed and opened by Archbishop Clancy on 27 May 1984.