Welcome to the Adelaide Archdiocese
The Adelaide Archdiocese dates back to 1842, just six years after the first fleet arrived at Glenelg. Today it is home to more than 280,000 Catholics – about 20 percent of the population – and covers 105,000 sq km. There are 69 parishes with approximately 130 Mass centres and 88 Catholic schools with approximately 48,000 students.
Archbishop Philip Wilson presides over the Archdiocese and his leadership team comprises Vicar General Fr Philip Marshall and Chancellors Cathy Whewell, Heather Carey and Paul Sharkey, who is also director of Catholic Education SA.
There are vibrant migrant chaplaincies and communities actively engaged in diocesan life through events such as the Marian Procession.