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Catacomb Church

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Address: Catacomb Rd | Near Corner of Hospital Rd, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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+61 8 8672 5038
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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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Serenity

Loved it. Peaceful, quiet and cool. Worth visiting, just let yourself in and turn the lights on then off when you leave.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carolyn P
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it. Peaceful, quiet and cool. Worth visiting, just let yourself in and turn the lights on then off when you leave.

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Albion Park Rail, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had 3 days in Coober Pedy and it was great to just walk around the town and look at al lthe places it has to offer - this is well worth a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely an interesting experience but the photo really shows most of what you see! We only needed 10 minutes to experience the church, however great photo opportunity and I guess it could be the basis of a good story or two!

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Kadina, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Away from Coober Pedy's relentlessly burning Sun, the hard life of an OPAL MINER sometimes end in tragedy by way of accidents causing death or injury due to mine collapse, explosives, or death as a result of inhaling the poisonous fumes from the Nitro explosives ,or they go ROKE looking for Opal. Suffering can be hard to bear- Thus to... More 

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Coober Pedy, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is a little different to the others but has a character all of it's own, make sure you lie on the floor and look up at the air vents and you will see someone looking down at you

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Experience the peace of this beautiful underground church. See the alter and baptism font and experience the silence of this unusual experience.

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Thank Julie T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here in September 2016 as we were staying in the area. The church is small but can still hold a good number. We looked around briefly to see the setting - it's a very calm place and remains unspoilt, unlike other churches which have become very commercial.

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Thank TheLush101
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Worth going to, the Minister came in whilst I was there and told me about the church and also took some photo's for me.

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Thank Dean B
Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautifully presented underground church surprisingly open 24/7. I've seen cathedrals throughout the world but there was something special and serene about this place.

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Thank 336larrye
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This is a smallish church built into one of the hills. It's a lovely little place, cool and peaceful. I liked the fact it was very local and quite 'hand made' - local timber to make the cross, recycled mining equipment and timber to make the alter etc. It's well worth a visit.

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