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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  • October 6, 2017
    A quick visit to check an underground church. A very nice interaction with the minister, some interesting trivia about the church was shared.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    Stopped here for a few minutes and spoke with local Pastor Jeff about the construction of the church and its name and symbol. Loved it!  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    The minister showed us how it started originally as a dugout but the church purchased it in the early part of digging it out so it was completed especially for the church  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Its ok to see.
  • September 16, 2013
    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.
  • May 17, 2016
    Seems to be a few underground churches. This one is pretty good!
  • June 18, 2017
    Interesting & friendly
  • July 7, 2016
    Such a cool church! Everything is located underground!

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