Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley


Mary Immaculate Church

St Charles Borromeo Parish, Waverley

Built in 1913, Mary Immaculate Church in Waverley NSW is the mother-church in Australia of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor. It also fulfils the function of Parish Church in the Catholic Parish of Saint Charles Borromeo in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Welcome to Waverley Parish

We warmly welcome you to our parish family and invite you connect with us by providing your contact details.

Please complete our Parish Census form and return to the Parish Centre direct or email to the office [email protected].

Mission Statement

Waverley Parish is a sign of God’s love for all people. We welcome and care for all as a community which embraces the Gospel of Jesus, in the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi.

Acknowledge Traditional Owners

The Franciscan Friars acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we liver and minister. We pay respects to Elders past and present. We walk on a land once occupied by the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of Reconciliation.

The Sacramental Life

The Sacramental Life is an essential part of the Catholic faith. There are seven Sacraments some of which are received only once and others that are received over and over. Each of the seven sacraments of the Church emphasises a different dimension of our relationship with our loving God. Some examples are Baptism, First Reconciliation & First Eucharist. Visit the Sacraments menu above for more information.

Interesting Facts

  • Seats up to 400 people
  • Neo-classical style Pipe Organ
  • Friday Morning Teas
  • St Charles’ Playgroup
  • St Charles’ Mothers Prayer Group
  • Christian Meditation Community
  • Order of Franciscans Secular
  • Communion to the Sick
  • St Charles’ Family Mass 4th Saturday each month during school term.

Safeguarding Children 

The emotional, physical and spiritual safety, well-being and dignity of children is an integral part of the teachings and values of the Catholic Church. The Archdiocese and the Parish of St Charles Borromeo are wholly committed to ensuring the safety, well-being and dignity of all children, and acknowledges its important legal, moral and spiritual responsibility to create a safe and nurturing environment for those children. More info here.