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 per cent 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.There are vibrant migrant chaplaincies and communities actively engaged in diocesan life.

Apostolic Administrator Bishop Gregory O'Kelly SJ presides over the Archdiocese and his leadership team comprises Apostolic Delegate Fr Philip Marshall, Pauline Connelly and Dr Neil McGoran.