St. Lawrence's Parish - Coonabarabran

St. Lawrence's Church
14-16 Namoi Street
(P.O. Box 38)
Coonabarabran NSW 2357

Ph:      (02) 6842 1043
Fax:    (02) 6842 1385


Parish Administrator: Fr Francis Muhenda


COVID-19 restrictions:

The State Government announced that from Saturday 26 June 2021, the COVID-19 restricitions affecting places of worship are as follows: 

  • The number of people allowed to attend a place of worship for Mass, private prayer or any gathering, is based on the 1 person per 4 square metre rule;
  • Funerals are limited to 1 person per 4 square metres capped at 100 people, including the celebrant;
  • Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including workplaces and places of worship; 
  • Singing by audiences and choirs at indoor venues or by congregants at indoor places of worship will not be allowed;
  • All organisations must continue to use QR Codes or manual sign-in registers, to enable fast contact tracing in the event of any community transmission.
It is critical everyone continues to practise COVID-safe behaviours, practising social distancing, staying home if  unwell and getting tested if suffering from the mildest of symptoms.

The dispensation issued by Bishop Michael McKenna in relation to our Sunday obligation is still in effect.

Legal capacities for each church/building are:
  • St Lawrence's Church, Coonabarbran: 90 people
  • St John's Church, Baradine: 30 people


St. Lawrence's Primary School ~ Coonabarabran
Principal: Ms Natasha Milford

St. John's Primary School ~ Baradine
Principal: Mrs Margaret McKinnon

St. Lawrence's ~ Coonabarabran
Monday and Tuesday:   5.30pm
Wed, Thurs and Fri:       9.00am
Saturday:                       10.00am
Sunday:                         9.30am and 4.00pm

St. John's ~  Baradine
Friday - 6.00pm (Winter) and 6.30pm (Summer)

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