The Parish of

Warrnambool West & Dennington


  • St Pius X

    80 Morriss Road, Warrnambool West

  • St John the Baptist

    263 Russell Street, Dennington



Postal Address
C/- Post Office
Dennington  VIC  3280

76 Morriss Road
Warrnambool  VIC  3280

(03) 5562 5033


Parish Office

It is expected that from 18 January 2021 Mrs Louise Dryburgh will attend to most business matters concerning St Pius X Parish, West Warrnambool and St John’s Parish, Dennington from an office in St Joseph’s Parish, Warrnambool. (Telephone 5562 2231).

Mass Times

6:30pm Infant Jesus, Koroit
8:30am St Joseph’s, Warrnambool
9:00am St Patrick’s, Port Fairy
10:00am St Joseph’s, Warrnambool
10:30am St Pius X, West Warrnambool
11:00am St Anne’s, Purnim
(Eucharist 2nd and 4th Sundays,
Lay-led Assembly 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays)
6:00pm St Joseph’s, Warrnambool
(Regional Mass)
This schedule begins in February. A meeting of communities will review the arrangement in a few months time.Good-will and support will sustain all of us as we venture into unchartered waters. We are truly blessed in our region with the number and choice of Mass times. A number of faith communities in our Diocese celebrate Mass just once a month. We invite all to continue to support one’s own parish as much as possible as we work together to bring praise and glory to God in our service of one another.

Note also: Our Lady Help of Christians, East Warrnambool

  • 6:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass
  • 9:00am Sunday Mass
  • 10:30am St Carthage’s Allansford
    (Eucharist 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays)

Latest Parish Bulletin - 11 Apr 2021

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Our Parish

St Pius X Parish was established in 1970. Its first Parish Priest was the late Father P.M. Bohan and it was then the only totally urban parish in the Diocese of Ballarat. Previously, the area was part of St Joseph’s Parish, Warrnambool, as was St Pius X School which had opened in 1962.

The neighbouring parish of St John the Baptist at Dennington was also part of the Warrnambool parish until 1965 when the late Father G.G. Payne became its first Parish Priest. (His name is commemorated at Dennington’s G.G. Payne Reserve.) The Dennington parish school, now at 263 Russell Street, was opened in 1920 in the former church in Tylden Street.

From the beginning of 2021 the two parishes became part of a single ministry district which includes the parishes of Port Fairy, Koroit and Warrnambool. The ministry district is served by two priests, Father John Fitzgerald (resident in St Joseph’s Parish, Warrnambool) and Father John Corrigan (resident in St Pius X Parish, West Warrnambool).


Father John Fitzgerald and Father John Corrigan
Catholic Schools
St John’s Primary School
263 Russell Street
Ben van de Camp
Phone (03) 5562 5362


St Pius X Primary School
32-34 Hoddle Street
Joseph Ewing
Phone (03) 5562 2506



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