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The Port Elizabeth Oratory

Parish of St Bernadette

Parish of
St Bernadette

The Catholic Church in the heart of Walmer

Parish Life - Discipleship


Our various Grow groups assist
each person to follow Jesus


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the Kingdom of God at our parish


Giving is integral to
our spiritual formation

75th Anniversary Fund Raiser

Building a future

In October 2022 we celebrated our 75th anniversary. Thanks to your generosity, a number of renovation projects have been completed over the last 3 years leading up to this event. This is part of an ongoing effort to preserve a legacy for future generations. In the wake of Covid-19, our primary goal for 2022 has been to build faith through catechesis and ensure a thriving, vibrant community for our children. 

The parish of St Bernadette is served by the fathers and brother of the Oratory. The parish and the Oratory (which share the same premises) have a close relationship.

Latest News and Events

SATURDAY 24 DECEMBER 18:00   Vigil 22:30   Carols 23:00   Midnight Mass Confessions 17:00 – 18:00, 22:00 – 22:50 SUNDAY 25 …

On 4 December our parish hosted the end of year braai, a popular social event which was sorely missed during the pandemic. Inclement …

An Advent approach to Spiritual Security From 27 November, it’s 28 days to Christmas; I wonder if that terrifies you? What would …

Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit photos and share their memories of St Bernadette’s parish, some of which …

See what’s been happening in and around our Diocese over the last three months.  The Diocesan News is published quarterly by the …

Our annual parish braai is back! Join us on Sunday 4 December in the Oratory Garden, as we kick back and enjoy a …

13 November 2022 Today’s first reading comes from the Book of the Prophet Malachi. Malachi prophesied shortly after the construction of the …

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Physical Address: 
Corner of 8th Ave & Fordyce Road, Walmer
Postal Address: 
PO Box 5012, Walmer, 6065
Parish Office: 
Monday – Friday, 09:00-12:00: 073 247 1316