Catacomb Church, Coober Pedy

No ordinary stop on your tour of the region, Catacomb Church was dug out of sandstone in the shape of a cross. A quiet place of meditation and prayer, the church provides a regular Sunday service for about 40 worshippers from nine different denominations. Simply adorned, the interior of the church is natural rock, coated with a special sealant to prevent dust from settling over the lectern and communion table. The temperature inside this unusual church is about 25 C (77 F) all year long, providing a pleasant environment for visitors eager to experience a bit of peace and quiet off the well-beaten tourist track. Use our Coober Pedy travel site to visit Catacomb Church on your trip to Coober Pedy, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We attended a beautiful Sunday service here during the Opal Festival. Lots of visitors from all over Australia and overseas enjoying the worship alongside local people. We were made most welcome. This...  more »
  • Such an interesting concept - an underground church. We just enjoyed being able to step inside and enjoy the tranquil space. Lighting makes it very atmospheric.  more »
  • This is a beautiful little church. Great ambiance, nice music playing. Really nice !
  • A lot of printed material and noon e insight. Peaceful and fresh....

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