Welcome to St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church in Lower North Adelaide was first established in 1877 and operated as a branch of the Adelaide Cathedral parish until 1898. The church then operated as a separate parish in its own right following the arrival of Irish Dominican Priests in the colony. It is ironic that in 2007 following the retirement of Fr Kevin O'Loughlin it is once again part of the Adelaide Cathedral Parish.

In its early days (1870's - 1970's) the site operated as both a school and a church. The school was founded by St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and it is believed that she visited the church on several occasions.

Following a restoration in 2001 the church offers a unique blend of a modern liturgical environment in a thoughtfully restored heritage building. The space that has been created is beautiful, hospitable and is an inviting assembly place for all forms of worship. The Church is air-conditioned, has full wheel-chair access and a closed loop system for the hearing impaired.

The community is active, welcoming all who wish to join. Some have attended for many years while others are more transient in this inner city area which attracts students and others on short term assignment in Adelaide. If you are new please introduce yourself to our Pastoral Associate or a CLC member. Often there is coffee after Mass at a nearby cafe, don't be shy about joining in.

News and Events for St Mary's Church

Help the needy through knitting, crocheting and sewing, Event date: 24-Jul-2014 To 24-Jul-2014

Last Thursday (5th June), the Dulwich Hall was filled with the lively chatter of approximately twenty parishioners who gathered together for the second knitting..  more

Catholic Mission Adult Immersion Program, Event date: 05-Aug-2014 To 05-Aug-2014

Advance Notice - Catholic Mission Adult Immersion Program Catholic Mission is inviting people..  more

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN A CHOIR?, Event date: 08-Aug-2014 To 08-Aug-2014

Music in the Adelaide Cathedral Parish The Director of Music is seeking people interested in singing as part of a choir. Please cont..  more

Scripture Study -“The Lands of the Bible”, Event date: 18-Aug-2014 To 18-Aug-2014

The next module of the Cathedral Parish Scripture Study program will be an eight week DVD course on “The Lands of the Bible”. It ..  more

Music in the Liturgical Assembly, Event date: 19-Aug-2014 To 19-Aug-2014

Six sessions on Music in the Liturgical Assembly will begin on Tuesday 19th August. Sessions are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Fennescey House, 33..  more

PARISH PRAYER VIGIL, Event date: 28-Aug-2014 To 28-Aug-2014

You’re invited to the Parish Prayer Vigil for Rev Michael Romeo and all those men who are discerning the call to priesthood or dia..  more

Becoming a Catholic, Event date: 04-Sep-2014 To 04-Sep-2014

A new series of enquiry sessions for people seeking to be Catholic and people who would like to know more about the Catholic Faith will begin..  more

Mass for Anniversaries, Event date: 07-Sep-2014 To 07-Sep-2014

The annual Diocesan Mass for Anniversaries for Clergy, Married Couples and Religious Sisters and Brothers who are celebrating significant yea..  more

MASS FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, Event date: 07-Sep-2014 To 07-Sep-2014

St Francis Xavier‘s Cathedral Sunday 7 September, 6:00pm Mass Theme: Child Protection Week The liturgy for this Mass is prepared w..  more

The Joy of Spring, Event date: 28-Sep-2014 To 28-Sep-2014

Mark your calendar for Sunday 28 September 11:30am - 3:00pm for a wonderful spring fair at the Dulwich church hall, 1a Stuart St, Dulwich. Something for..  more

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