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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  • Lenten Message from Bishop Columba
    News Article
    6 March, 2019

    Lenten Message from Bishop Columba

    Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green’s Lenten message for 2019

  • Lay Women in Ministry
    News Article
    21 August, 2018

    Lay Women in Ministry

    There is no doubt that Pope Francis is having a huge effect on how we think about Church in our times. With his lead; love, mercy and bold pragmatism define…

  • 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.

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.