The Parish of

Daylesford

Churches

  • St Peter's

    Cnr Duke Street & Central Springs Road, Daylesford

  • St Joseph's (CLOSED)

    Blampied

Presbytery

Postal Address
PO Box 518
Daylesford VIC 3460


Street Address
13 Duke Street
Daylesford VIC 3460

Phone
Parish Office | 03 53018161 during office hours
0421 625 582 after hoursEmail
daylesford@ballarat.catholic.org.au

Pastoral Leadership Team
Parish Finance Team

Parish Office

13 Duke Street Daylesford

Office Hours: Wednesday – Friday 9 am – 2 pm (may vary due to operational requirements)

Mass Times

Sunday Mass

Under Stage 3 restrictions all Church services are currently cancelled, until further notice. The exception being funerals.   

Phone
03 5301 8161 during office hours

Mobile

0421 625 582 after hours

Baptisms and Weddings
Phone Parish Office Daylesford in office hours.
Hours are from 9 am -until 2 pm (hours can vary due to operational requirements)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Latest Parish Bulletin - 18 Sep 2020

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Our Parish

St Peter’s Parish is situated in Duke Street, Daylesford.


Celebration of 150 Years at St Peter’s Daylesford.

Many present and past Parishioners gathered at St Peter’s Church on Sunday June 14th to celebrate with Bishop Paul Bird CSsR and their Parish Priest, Father Gary Jones, 150 years since the consecration of the Church.

The Daylesford Mercury Newspaper of May 15th 1865, reported the original consecration in the following words,

“Not withstanding the inclemency of the weather, the opening of the new Catholic Church of St Peter’s yesterday (Sunday) attracted a crowded congregation.”

In sharp contrast to 1865, the newly restored church looked resplendent nestled on the slopes of Wombat Hill bathed in beautiful winter sunshine. The recent restoration of the church, undertaken under the supervision of the Parish Priest, Father Gary Jones and the Parish Leadership Team, has restored the church to all its former glory and is  enhanced by extremely attractive décor and the latest church technology.

Bishop Paul Bird CSsR celebrated the Mass assisted by Father Gary Jones and Father Clem Cafarella. Following Mass the Bishop blessed a cross which had been erected in the church grounds to mark the 150th celebrations. This cross was the original cross from the former Presentation Convent in Daylesford and had been restored and placed on a aesthetically pleasing designed stand.

A large group of Parishioners, including a number of the Presentation Sisters, gathered in St Michael’s School Hall for a delightful lunch served by the School parents and the Parish Leadership team. At lunch Bishop Paul cut a large attractively decorated cake which was shared by all present. It was a wonderful opportunity to renew friendships and share stories of the past, as well as view a comprehensive historical display of the church and Parish Life.


Fr Gary A Jones PP

Personnel

Parish Priest
Rev Gary Jones
Rev Gary is also Parish Priest of Creswick Parish.


Contacts
Parish Administration Mrs Leonie Bird

Safeguarding Officer
Leonie Bird


Parish Office
Wednesday, Thursday,Friday  9 am -2 pm (hours may vary due to operational requirements)

Catholic Primary School
St Michael’s Primary School
Parish School Principal – Mr Ethan Corfee

Resources

Parish News

News
July 10, 2020
Fr Gary Jones’ 30th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood
Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, October 15, 2017
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News
March 7, 2015
Celebrating 150th years 1865-2015.
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News
History of St Peter’s Daylesford 1865-2015
Daylesford 1865-2015
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