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
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
Student Enquiry Session, Event date: 24-Sep-2014 To 24-Sep-2014
SECONDARY College Students considering preparing for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion in the Catholic traditi.. more
Thanksgiving Service for the Heart Foundation, Event date: 28-Sep-2014 To 28-Sep-2014
An Ecumenical Memorial and Thanksgiving Service for the Heart Foundation, will be held in the Cathedral at 2:00pm on Sunday 28th September, a.. more
The Joy of Spring - A Spring Fair, Event date: 28-Sep-2014 To 28-Sep-2014
Mark your calendar for Sunday 28th September 11:30am - 3:00pm for a wonderful spring fair at the Dulwich church hall, 1a Stuart St, Dulwich. Something f.. more
Rosary in the Home, Event date: 01-Oct-2014 To 01-Oct-2014
There is a roster in the porch at Dulwich and at Burnside for you to indicate if you can host the Rosary in your home during the month of Oct.. more
St Patrick’s 100 Years, Event date: 05-Oct-2014 To 05-Oct-2014
Over the years many people have been married or received their sacraments in the beautiful Church of St Patrick, Grote Street. Currently it h.. more