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    Cumberland Street, Linton
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    Andersons Road, Skipton
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    29 Brooke Street, Smythesdale
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    788 Main Street, Snake Valley


Cumberland Street
Linton  VIC  3360

Postal Address

508 Leith Street 
Redan  VIC  3350





Parish Office

All enquiries to 

Redan Parish

0455 212 123 


Mass Times

1st Sunday
6.30 pm - Vigil Smythesdale
9.00 am - Linton
10.30 am - Skipton
2nd Sunday
6.30 pm - Vigil Smythesdale
8.30 am - Beaufort
10.30 am - Snake Valley
3rd Sunday
6.30 pm - Vigil Smythesdale
9.00 am - Skipton
10.30 am - Rokewood
4th Sunday
6.30 pm - Vigil Snake Valley
8.30 am - Beaufort
10.30 am - Skipton
5th Sunday
6.30 pm - Vigil Smythesdale
9.00 am - Linton
10.30 am Skipton

During Daylight Savings Time, October-April, Vigil Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat is 6.30pm and St.Aloysius, Redan is 6.00pm

Latest Parish Bulletin - 7 Jun 2020 Read More View Archives

Our Parish

On Sunday, May 31, 2015 the Parish of Linton celebrated two very significant anniversaries.

The first was the Centenary of St Peter’s Catholic Church (1915 – 2015) and the second was the 140th year of the Linton/Smythesdale Parish (1875 – 2015).   It was with great joy that more than 150 past and present parishioners joined together in Mass led by Bishop Paul Bird and concelebrated by Frs John Keane, Bill Melican, James Kerr, Anthony Nagothu and George Areeckal.  Fittingly, St Peter’s was full to capacity with many standing in the aisles.

Following Mass Bishop Paul blessed and unveiled a plaque commemorating the occasion.  The forecast rain held out just in time for some official photos and then all moved on to the Linton Recreation Reserve for lunch and much reminiscing.  Photo boards around the room prompted many stories to be told, whilst parishioners old and new shared memorabilia and stories from the rich history. Both young and old enjoyed the celebrations.

John Kennedy, who was instrumental in the organisation of the celebration and a fourth generation parishioner, was MC for the occasion and offered a concise and informative history of the parish.  Former parishioners, Rod and Greg O’Bierne, spoke fondly of their family’s long association with the many priests who dedicated their lives to the parishioners of St Peter’s.  They recounted the Redemptorist missions and the Mercy nuns who nourished the spiritual lives of families for decades.  Fr Bill Melican entertained with a few memories of his time as a curate in the parish.  

After the many years of outstanding service of Fr John Keane, the parishioners express their gratitude to Frs Justin Driscoll, Anthony Nagothu and James Kerr for their on-going support of the Linton Parish.

In 2019, Fr Kevin Maloney, Vicar General was appointed to Linton as Parish Priest.



Parish Priest
Fr Kevin Maloney VG
(Resident at Redan)

Fr Kevin is also Parish Priest of Redan Parish and Sebastopol Parish


Parish Safeguarding Officer

Cecelia Rowberry

Parish Contacts
Frank & Kath O’Brien, Snake Valley
Phone: (03) 5344 9257
Jenny Bruty, Chepstowe
Phone: (03) 5349 5558
John & Kath Kavanagh, Geelong Road, Skipton, 3361
Phone: (03) 5340 2394
Kathy Parker-Brookes, Smythesdale    
Parish News

Last Mass in Springdallah

26 February 2019

The final prayers have been said, the last communion has been shared, and now Springdallah’s 121-year-old Catholic Church has closed.

Beaufort & Linton Parish Mission with Fr Richard Leonard SJ

14 October 2017

Being Catholic in the 21st Century Mission to be held October 14-18, 2017

Parish Map

St Peter’s

Cumberland Street, Cumberland Street

St Mary’s

29 Brooke Street, 29 Brooke Street

St Brigid’s

788 Main Street, 788 Main Street

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