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Catacomb Church

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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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12:01 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:01 am - 11:59 pm
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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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Really interesting place to visit. Unbelievable how it controls the temperature and got some really neat photos looking up the ventilation shafts

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really interesting place to visit. Unbelievable how it controls the temperature and got some really neat photos looking up the ventilation shafts

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Mildura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the few underground churches, close to center of town & easily accessible. Free to enter, but a gold coin donation is welcomed & is worth it. We had a temporary volunteer resident who showed us the living quarters also.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing church that is underground. Well worth a visit. It's open to visitors at any time. No need to go for the service. We visited just after the rain so had to take our shoes off which is understandable. It's a small church but worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church building is in a cross shape and has been dug into the rock. The cross is from local wood and the altar is an old winch! The attraction is free. There are donations that you can make towards their current fundraising.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made to feel very welcome. Underground church carved out in the shape of the cross. We were welcome to take photos and the lady in the church was both helpful and pleasant.

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Mollymook, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Follow the instructions to turn on the lights and this little Anglican church is a real surprise. It's rustic and quaint. The reuse of mining tools for the alter is very clever. Sit and reflect.

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Colac, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

When we visited the catacombs, the two ladies did a great job explaining the history of the place. Worth a visit and another spot to stop and wonder at the underground buildings of Coober Pedy. Enjoyed a visit to the Catholic Church as well- no tour guide there, but building a little better than catacombs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to encounter Pastor Geoff who - without pressure or preaching - gently reinforced the Anglican ethos. He took some photos which ensures this part of our trip will be especially remembered - photos of the two of us and his beautiful church. I was really sorry not to be here for a service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Catacomb Church is an Anglican church which has been carved out the hill like many of the homes and residences in Coober Pedy. It is simple, just like one would expect of the Catacomb's of years gone by. The minister happened to be home (which is attached to the church) and he came in and gave us some history... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Such an interesting church. It was especially nice to light a candle for my Mum. A nice place to take some time out & reflect.

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