Welcome to our Parish

Built in 1913, Mary Immaculate Church in Waverley NSW is the mother-church in Australia of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor.

It also fulfils the function of Parish Church in the Catholic Parish of Saint Charles Borromeo in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Mission Statement

Waverley Parish is a sign of God’s love for all people. We welcome and care for all as a community which embraces the Gospel of Jesus in the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we stand. We walk on a land once occupied by the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. May we continue to love and respect the land as they have.

Interesting Facts:

  • Seats up to 400 people
  • Neo-classical style Pipe Organ
  • Friday Morning Teas
  • St Charles’ Mothers Prayer Group
  • Christian Meditation Community
  • Secular Franciscan Fraternity

Planning to get married?

The Church is a popular wedding venue enhanced by the fine acoustics and the historic paintings of the Seven Joys of Mary (Franciscan Crown). 

Visit the Sacraments Menu above for further details on how to book at Mary Immaculate Church Waverley.

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