The Holy Rosary Parish of
The Parish of Holy Rosary, Nedlands was established in 1931.
Regular parishioners number around 400, although the number of non-practicing or occasional Mass-goers is far
higher. Families have settled in the area for a number of generations and tend to be well-educated, with a range of
In addition to the parish church, the Carmelite Monastery (Adelma Road Nedlands) is a parish Mass
centre. Saint Thomas More College (Mounts Bay Road
Crawley) is also located within the parish.
While the parish has a good number of faithful seniors, there are young families and young people who are part of
the community. The University of Western Australia campus is within the parish. One of the challenges for the
parish is the formation of the young people who have left school or are in the last years of schooling. Another is
to reach out to "lost sheep" or those who are far away from the Church.
The parish has strong ties with the Loreto Nedlands Primary School which is located near the parish church.
Parish activities include the Parish Pastoral Council, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, the Finance
Committee, a Christian Meditation Group, a Prayer Group, a music co-ordinator, monthly youth Mass, acolytes, altar
servers and special ministries, the Catholic Women's League, the World Day of Prayer, support and work of chaplains
in non-Catholic schools, catechists in the sacramental programmes, a social committee, children’s Sunday Liturgy
The parish community has a very
friendly face. It enjoys great support & contributions from many of its