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Catholic Parish of Pambula
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79 Main Street, Merimbula NSW 2548
Rev James T Antony CMI
(02) 6495 1880

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Parish History

The story of the Pambula Parish.

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Past Priests

A history of the priests whom have served the parish.

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Parish Newsletters

17 December 2017

Parish Bulletin

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10 December 2017

Parish Bulletin

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3 December 2017

Parish Bulletin

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26 November 2017

Parish Bulletin

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Parish Centres

Our Lady Star of the Sea, Eden.

St Joseph's, Merimbula.

St Peter's, Pambula.

St Joseph's, Wyndham.


On any weekend during Mass.

Please contract Fr James.

St Joseph's Church Merimbula

Until 1962 the village of Merimbula was without a church.  Sunday Masses were celebrated in Twyford Hall.  Parishioners ran housie, street stalls and balls to raise money to purchase the present site in Main Street.  St Joseph's Church was opened and blessed by the Most Reverend J Cullinane DD in December 1963 and was extended in the 1980's.  In 1977 the old presbytery at Pambula was sold and a new parish home was built alongisde St Joseph's Church.  

St Peter's Church Pambula

Our parish's first Catholic church was of slab construction near the bridge at Pambula.  It was destroyed by huge floods in the early 1850's.  A second timber church was built opposite Pambula Court House but was burnt down in the 1862 town fires.  The present church was built in 1867.  During the 1990's parishioners raised money by cutting firewood, holding craft stall etc. to fund the restoration of the church and landscaping.  In 1999 the memorial garden was established by volunteer labour.  St Peter's is of special historical significance being the oldest Catholic church still in continual use in the region.

Our Lady Star of the Sea Church Eden

The original church was built in 1863 and was in use until 1992.  St Mary MacKillop visited and then established a school there in 1891.  The present church was dedicated in December 1992 and involved a generous input by local businesses and individual volunteers as well as a substantial loan from the Catholic Development Fund.

A small group of parishioners then undertook the enormous task of restoring the old church.  With the help of some grants and community assistance the restoration was completed and the building has been renamed MacKillop Hall in honour of St Mary.  It is an official pilgrimage site, opened each day from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Assistance Required

More people are urgently required to assist with Communion, cleaning and morning tea. 

If you can help please contact Chris on 6495 9399 or

Upcoming Events

Silvery Jubilee of Eden Church

Date: Dec 16 2017

Thank God, it’s been 25 years since we started using Eden church for worship and prayer. Let’s celebrate this occasion, I invite all of you for a thanksgiving mass on Saturday 16 December at 6 pm and for a cuppa thereafter.

Second Rite of Reconciliation

Date: Dec 20 2017

 7-30pm at St. Joseph’s Merimbula, we will hold our regular Second Rite of Reconciliation. I encourage all of you to make use of this opportunity to prepare ourselves to welcome baby Jesus into our hearts.

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