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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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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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Adelaide
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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Probably couldn't find opal an start to pray after hard working day so they made a church. Nice cold place at the day with outside 45 degree

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

A really different place to visit in as much as a church is not usually a tourist destination but this one is worth a look. Our kids also found it interesting. It's not a place you would stay for hours but you'll kick yourself if you have the opportunity and don't go.

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Worth a visit as very unique. They just ask for a donation to look around. Very friendly couple running the church when we were there and they showed us around their underground accommodation as well. Nice to know it really is in use!

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Joergensoe Beach, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

There are three underground churches in Coober Pedy, this is one of them, just behind the Underground Motel.

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Thank Teddy B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

It wasn't what I was expecting, but it was interesting to take a look. It is something different and good to know they are helping other communities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a smaller underground church but its simplicity and unique altar, cross etc makes it well worth a look, a multi denominational place of worship. Donations appreciated

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited two other underground churches and was impressed how well they looked inside. Unlike any other church I have seen, Barrie & Judy NZ

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were greeted by a church member who gave us a very interesting talk on the history of the Church and Coober Pedy, plus an insight into the building of the church. She took some fun photos of us.

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