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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  • A very simple church, with plenty of quiet space for reflection and rest. Definitely worth visiting. Named after the catacombs in Rome. Open 24 hours.  more »
  • Part of the attraction of visiting Coober Pedy is, of course, the range of underground spaces used for normal day to day activities. As such, underground churches make a very interesting aspect of thi...  more »
  • Really worth a visit. Give a small donation. Check out the amazing workmanship underground. The baptistery was interesting. Take a Bible if you like and read the gospels. Amazing!  more »
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  • 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....
  • This was an amazing place to visit in Coober Pedy. My wife was astounded by the ingenuity of the men who dug the church from the rock.
  • Smelt like cheese but other then that it was fine.
  • Very peaceful and there are toilets available outside - just not marked :)
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