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Catacomb Church, Coober Pedy

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 130+ 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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  • This Rock-hewn Church is interesting to visit and in addition is free. Take a moment to relax in this sacred place.
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  • This delightful church is unique and beautiful. It has a wonderful relaxing vibe and you feel like you want to just "hang out" there for a while. The female minister we met was interesting and friendl...  read more »
  • The Catacomb Church was a really cool place to visit. It's very cool to look at and the mini tour and informative talk we had from the minister made the whole experience amazing. The minister (can not...  read more »
  • 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
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