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
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
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
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
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
Mass and High Tea for Volunteers, Event date: 26-Oct-2014 To 26-Oct-2014
Following on from the very successful Joy of Spring event, parish volunteers are invited to come together for a Mass to celebrate their minis.. more
Archbishop’s Awards 2014, Event date: 27-Oct-2014 To 27-Oct-2014
Nominations for the Archbishop’s Awards 2014 are open. Archbishop Philip Wilson wishes to recognise current or recent outstanding servi.. more