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Diocesan Religious Education Resource Centre Closure

4 March 2020

With the ever-growing demand for office space for the Catholic Education Office, as well as changes in the tenancy of 5 Lyons Street South in 2021, the Bishop has advised that the Diocesan Resource Centre presently housed in the lower floor of this building will close by the end of this year.

The Resource Centre has served parishes and schools in the diocese for over forty years and has been a valued repository of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs.  Borrowings from the Centre will be available until March 27, after which it will be closed for a month while the collection is moved to a temporary storage area on site.  From April 27, the Centre will be open Tuesday mornings only from 9.30am – 1.00pm. Enquiries or urgent borrowings can be directed to or ph. 5337 7135. 

Towards the end of the year resources will be disseminated to parishes and schools, with explanation of this process forthcoming.  Thank you for the support given to the Resource Centre over many years and may these resources find a welcome home in parishes and schools across the diocese.   

Any further enquiries can be directed to Kate Lawry:  

We are the Catholic Church in the Ballarat Diocese
we gather in the name of Jesus from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey
reaching out to nurture all God's people.

Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

All Enquiries

PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

Where to find us

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353