Catholic Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

The Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes proclaims the Good News of Jesus and his message of liberating love to the people of western and outback NSW.

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  • Latin Mass
    News Article
    31 May, 2019

    Latin Mass

    During 2019, Bishop Columba will conduct a series of Latin Masses. The Masses will be held at St James’ Parish Church, 153 Caswell St Peak Hill (on the Newell Highway). All are…

  • Drought
    News Article
    20 August, 2018


    Your donation will go towards support for farmers and others affected by drought on farms and in country towns. Your money may be put towards shopping vouchers for local stores or direct cash payments to individuals in dire need.  The Diocese is committed to supporting people, relationships and communities. The Diocese recognises that drought is long term, families can’t eat hay and donations ought to go direct to people and not to companies.Click Here for Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE Pastoral Letter.

  • Plenary 2020
    News Article
    1 May, 2018

    Plenary 2020

    The Plenary Council to be held in 2020 represents an extraordinary opportunity for us to listen to one another and discern the visionary voice of the Holy Spirit in our…

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional lands of the Aboriginal people and their many custodians.

We pay our respects to both present and past elders and the continuing custodians of these land.

May we listen with great care to the heartbeat of Aboriginal lands and to its people who have cared for it so well and for so long.