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Catacomb Church

Open Now: 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM
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Called into the church and was pleasantly surprised. Lovely to meet happy people that really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide, Australia
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Amazing underground church - Well worth a look.

We visited on a hot day and inside the church the temperature was much cooler. Very impressive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeff B
Corlette, Australia
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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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Catacomb Rd | Near Corner of Hospital Rd, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
+61 8 8672 5038
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called into the church and was pleasantly surprised. Lovely to meet happy people that really enjoyed showing us around their church. Cute little church that will take around 20 minutes to see it all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarkKT1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a hot day and inside the church the temperature was much cooler. Very impressive dugout as I think all dugouts are. When visiting walk up to the altar and look up.... you will see the most amazing vents.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Built in 1977 from an original dugout and built to escape the harsh climate of the outback this is a small but cool & charming Anglican church. Small touches like carved out of sandstone in the shape of the cross & mulga wood & mining...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed November 9, 2018

It is a privilege to be able to visit the underground churches of Coober Pedy. The Catacomb Church is one of them. Simple decor but truly beautiful. Can give you a chill by its imposing analogy to the Catacombs of Rome.Built in an old dugout...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

One of 4 underground churches in Coober Pedy. It doesn't take long to visit and the experience is rewarding.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

There is something really special about an underground church like this one. It symbolises the struggle by the opal miners and the townspeople to survive and prosper in this harsh environment. When the temperature outside hits 45+, it must really be like heaven in this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

While not a religious person, I found this underground church fascinating, and well worth a visit if in the region. There are another three underground churches in Coober Pedy I think.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alan J
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Just around the corner from where we stayed at Ali's Underground, this church, still used as a place of worship.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter G
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I was told that the underground churches in Coober Pedy were open 24 hours. When I turned up at 8pm, the entire place was deserted. There was just one light on at the front porch. There was a small sign that said "come in". Tried...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thurai2016
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Lovely to be able to let yourself in to look around. A simple but serine place. Natural timber branches used was a great idea.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brungford
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Joseph M
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Response from peterwJ9720AR | Reviewed this property |
How about you advise them yourself. I only go to church when someone dies or gets married. Thank you