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THE PARISH OF Daylesford


  • St Peter’s
    Cnr Duke Street & Central Springs Road, Daylesford
  • St Joseph’s
    Midland Highway, Blampied


Postal Address
PO Box 518
Daylesford  VIC  3460
Street Address
13 Duke Street
Daylesford  VIC  3460
Parish Office:  03 53018161
Presbytery      03 53018161




Pastoral Leadership Team:

The PLT have 5 or 6 meetings during the year.

There are 6 members- including the PP & School  Principal.

Parish Finance Team:

The PFT is made up of 5 members of the Parish community.




Mass Times


All Holy Week cermonies this year 2019 are Celebrated at St Augustine's Creswick.



Holy Week: 2019

April 15th Mass of the Holy Oils St Patrick's Cathedral Ballarat 6.30pm.

Easter Saturday Vigil Service 2019:

Creswick at 7.00pm.

Easter Sunday:

Creswick 8.45am

Daylesford 10.30am

Holy Thursday:

St Augustine's Creswick

7.00pm Mass of the Last Supper.

Good Friday:  Daylesford 3.00pm

Good Friday: Creswick 3.00pm

Latest Parish Bulletin - 18 Oct 2019 Read More View Archives

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


Parish Priest
Rev Gary Jones

Rev Gary is also Parish Priest of Creswick Parish.

Priest for the Parish of Gordon.(Funerals and Anointing of the sick)

Parish Administration Mrs Leonie Bird

Safeguarding Officer 

Leonie Bird


Parish Office:

Wednesday,Thursday & Friday 9.00am -3.00pm

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

Fr Gary Jones is Responsible for the Parish School/ Gordon & Ballan.

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St Peter’s

Cnr Duke Street & Central Springs Road, Cnr Duke Street & Central Springs Road

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