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Address: Catacomb Rd | Near Corner of Hospital Rd, Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8672 5038
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Description: An Underground church named after the Catacombs in Rome. A place of...
An Underground church named after the Catacombs in Rome. A place of serenity where week by week we tell others the great news that Jesus still forgives sin for those who seek him.
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Beautiful Church

What a beautiful church. Underground or not this is a tribute to the builder and to God. To see the links to the Sunday School and to the vestry...

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a beautiful church. Underground or not this is a tribute to the builder and to God. To see the links to the Sunday School and to the vestry...

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Hobart, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Coober Pedy is just an out there place in so many different aspects. Its a long way from anywhere - theres no plants and its hot hot hot...And isolation makes for interesting people. You have to be a speciasl type of person to live here - and this church is built and cared for by exceptional people. Totally worth a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What a beautiful under ground Church, if you are going to visit this make sure you go with Rudi as he explains in detail how it was built and all of its history.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A modest but clean and attractive underground Anglican church - probably the first church in Coober Pedy. A couple of murals from the Roman Catecombs give a sense of history and feeling to the den.

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Leicester, UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A very peaceful experience to visit this underground church in a town miles from anywhere. We didn't attend a service, but apparently the acoustics are very good and many celebrity singers and musicians visit.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The church is, as its name suggests underground to beat the heat. It is beautifully constructed and maintained as a place of worship and its name relates to the way in which early Christians were forced to worship, quite literally, underground in the catacombs of Rome to avoid persecution.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It's somewhat interesting to see a church carved out of the rock, but this is pretty small compared to other buildings in Coober Pedy. They do go heavy on the evangelism, which is funny - and it is good that they leave the church open for all visitors, so you could just stop by for a few minutes, but I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Ok, I'm not really into Churches but this one is worth a sticky beak! The tour takes you into the Church and you can see it all for free. The pastor's lodge is onsite but we didn't meet anyone.

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Port Pirie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

a truly amazing piece of architecture... well laid out and planned. Not what I expected when I heard about an underground church But I was impressed. It is free to enter and photos are welcomed. the peace and serentity you feel as soon as you enter can not be matched.

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Blackburn, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great experience...Lucky to have the pastors undivided attention when we visited. The alter is really. Rustic and unique.

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