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

Lectures on the Catholic Faith, Event date: 13-Oct-2014 To 13-Oct-2014

On Monday 13th October Monsignor Robert Aitken will begin a series of weekly lectures explaining the Catholic faith. The lectures are designe..  more

St Vincent de Paul Christmas Cards, Calendars & Hamper Volunteers, Event date: 16-Nov-2014 To 16-Nov-2014

The Cathedral Conference of St Vincent de Paul is an active group of parishioners who, among other things, visit and assist those in greatest..  more

Advent Sharing, Event date: 16-Dec-2014 To 16-Dec-2014

During Advent, mornings and some afternoons, of relaxation, meditation, Gospel reflection and sharing will be offered by the Aboriginal Catho..  more

School Holidays, Event date: 19-Dec-2014 To 19-Dec-2014

There will be Rosary with kids at 11:30am on 19 December at Dulwich. Afterwards there will be a school holiday KidzClub meet-up in the ha..  more

Ordination, Event date: 20-Dec-2014 To 20-Dec-2014

Deacon Tony Telford-Sharp will be ordained into the Priesthood in the Cathedral on Saturday 20th December at 10:00am. ..  more

Advent Carol Service, Event date: 21-Dec-2014 To 21-Dec-2014

The Latin Mass Community will present the annual Advent Carol Service at 8:00pm on Sunday 21 December at Calvary Hospital Chapel (at the..  more

Volunteers Needed, Event date: 24-Dec-2014 To 24-Dec-2014

The Cathedral St Vincent de Paul Conference will hold a Christmas hamper preparation and distribution day on 20 December from 9:00am to 5:00p..  more

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