Welcome Guests

Welcome to the online presence of the Catholic Parish of Forster Tuncurry, where you can find information about who we are and what we’re up to.

Situated to the north of Newcastle, NSW, the Parish sits astride the Great Lakes, and is part of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

The Parish acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which it is located, the Worimi people, and pays respect to their elders, past and present.

Our Mission Statement

To be an affectionate, caring, loving, faith filled, Christian community, growing as one through small groups.


We celebrate Baptisms during or after our weekend Masses in the Holy Name of Jesus Church. Parents can book a Baptism for their child by completing our online form.

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Sacraments of Initiation

The Catholic Parish of Forster-Tuncurry offers parents the opportunity to explore the Sacraments with their children through our family oriented preparation program.


In marriage, couples devote themselves to God through commitment to each other and then in turn to their family life. Weddings can be booked in at the Holy Name of Jesus Church by completing the online form.

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Columbarium and Memorial Garden

Located next to the Holy Name of Jesus Church, the Columbarium and Memorial Garden provides a peaceful location for families to visit their loved ones.


We are committed to fostering communities of safety and care for all people, especially for children and others in the community who are vulnerable. We have a range of information and educational resources available through our website.

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