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Catacomb Church, Coober Pedy

(4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Catacomb Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Coober Pedy attractions using our Coober Pedy vacation route planner.
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  • 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 ba...  more »
  • 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 re...  more »
  • 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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  • Such a cool church! Everything is located underground!
  • Seems to be a few underground churches. This one is pretty good!
  • In the time when Christianity was illegal in Rome, God's people literally gathered underground. But in Coober Pedy, South Australia, living underground is better in summer and winter. Our dugout (it's been dug - out of the hill) varies in temperature from 22-26 degrees. It can reach zero in winter overnight, and often 40s in mid-summer. God's people still gather underground to read His word, give thanks for his salvation, and pray for our needs. Our reliance is built on solid rock, and the existence of a church into the solid rock is symbolic of that firm foundation found in Christ crucified. Worth a look on any day of the week, and is open 24 hours a day. But please turn the lights off when you leave, day or night.
  • Very interesting. Well worth a look.
  • 很特別的教堂。進去時有一股涼風輕撫而來