The Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes is geographically large and diverse. The diocese includes twenty two parishes in an area occupying half of the state of New South Wales.

Following a two year construction period, Sacred Heart Cathedral in Broken Hill has been the Cathedral for the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes since 1905.

Catholic Education is an important part of the core mission in the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes with twenty Catholic primary and secondary schools across the diocese.


For many people, experience of Catholic faith and life is challenging. The situation of the Church in Australia today points to a great need to return to the experience of God, to the reality of Christ in the ordinariness of life.

Many Catholics and other Christians are aware that they have a spiritual tradition but are unaware of what it actually means for their faith. Most people know what it is they are taught to believe in terms of Catholic teaching and doctrine but few people know what the Church teaches about where the heart of the tradition finds its inspiration.

The Diocese of Wilcannia- Forbes is offering an online event called: Lessons from the Long Paddock on Tuesday June 6th.

This online experience opens the conversation for many people who are curious about what the experience of faith actually feels like in ordinary life. Through the lens of the lived experiences of specific characters from the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, participants accompany others into a glimpse of some of the themes which lie at the heart of our spiritual tradition. Participants engage with conversations which signpost essential spiritual markers relevant to knowledge about what leads into fuller humanity, Christian, Catholic and Australian life. This online experience draws participants to seek Christ at the heart of human experience and nurtures a capacity to trust that individuals have all they need to begin the journey into constant conversion.

This online experience has two keynote speakers: Bishop Columba Macbeth Green OSPPE and Fr Frank Brennan SJ who will discuss Australian and Outback Spirituality.

The workshops will be facilitated by Kate Englebrecht, Diocesan Director of Mission.

For more information please contact Kate on : 0420 309 689