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The Parish of



  • St Peter's

    Cnr Duke Street & Central Springs Road, Daylesford


Postal Address
PO Box 518
Daylesford VIC 3460

Street Address
13 Duke Street
Daylesford VIC 3460

Parish Office: 0448 220 685
The office is open
Wednesday 11.30am – 4pm
Thursday  9am – 2pm
Friday  11.30am – 4pm

Pastoral Leadership Team
Parish Finance Team

Parish Office

13 Duke Street Daylesford

The office is open Wednesday 11.30am – 4pm Thursday  9am – 2pm Friday 11.30am – 4pm

Mass Times

Mass Times- Sunday 10.30am

Weekday Mass times – Please see the newsletter for updated times.

Baptisms and Weddings
Phone Parish Office Daylesford during office hours ph. 0448 220 685 or send an email

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Ministry District:  Creswick, Daylesford and Wendouree Parishes

Parish Priest: 
Fr Marcello Colasante PP

Parish Administration:
Leonie Keynes

Safeguarding Officer:
Leonie Keynes

Parish Office:
The office is open Wednesday 11.30am – 4pm Thursday  9am – 2pm Friday 11.30am – 4pm. (hours may vary due to operational requirements)
Catholic Primary School:
St Michael’s Primary School
Parish School Principal – Mr Tim HoganPhone-  5348 1261

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, 2015 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


Parish 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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March 7, 2015
Celebrating 150th years 1865-2015.
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History of St Peter’s Daylesford 1865-2015
Daylesford 1865-2015
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