Welcome to the Macleay Valley Catholic Parish

Crescent Head – Kempsey – Smithtown/Gladstone – South West Rocks – Willawarrin

The Macleay Valley Catholic Parish is situated in the beautiful Macleay Valley on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Our Parish family has a rich heritage. It is truly a life-giving community celebrating the faith handed down by the faith-filled people who have gone before us.

Together we seek to love God and others, discerning God’s will for us, growing in our love of Jesus Christ as his modern day disciples.

We have churches across the Macleay Valley including :-
Kempsey, South West Rocks, Crescent Head, Smithtown and Willawarrin. You can view our Mass times below.

We are very proud of our Parish schools: St Joseph’s Primary School and St Paul’s Secondary College, and also our aged care facility: Vincent Court.

Above all we are very proud of all the people who make our parish family such a wonderful and welcoming community!

Mass Times

(Please note changes due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic)

Weekend Masses

Please note the importance of adhering to 1 person per 2 square metres. Registration is available at the door of the Church.

Saturday – 6pm Vigil
Sunday – 9:30 am

South West Rocks
Saturday – 9.30am
Sunday – 7:30 am

Church Locations:
Kempsey – All Saints
38 Kemp Street, West Kempsey

South West Rocks
Star of the Sea
Gregory Street, SWR

Crescent Head – Star of the Sea
Pacific Street, Crescent Head

Smithtown – St Patrick’s
Main Street, Smithtown

Willawarrin – St John’s
Main Street, Willawarrin

Weekday Masses

Please note the importance of adhering to 1 person per 2 square metres. Registration is available at the door of the church.


Kempsey – 5.30pm

Smithtown – 8am

Kempsey – 9.30am

Kempsey – 9.30am

Please check the weekly parish newsletter for the latest information.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday: Kempsey, 5.15pm-5.45pm

Sunday: SWR, 7am-7.20am

Tuesday: Kempsey, 5.50pm-6.20pm

Wednesday: Smithtown, Before Mass

Private Prayer in the Church: The Mercy Chapel Kempsey is available anytime. The access code is available from the Parish Office.

Our Parish Family is committed to the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults. For further information please click here.


Centacare Kempsey
11 Leith Street
Kempsey, NSW 2440
Ph: (02) 6562 3918

St Joseph's Primary

St Joseph’s Primary
36 Kemp Street,
West Kempsey NSW 2440
Ph: (02) 6562 5501

St Paul's High School Kempsey

St Paul’s College
115 – 145 Sea St
West Kempsey NSW 2440
Ph: (02) 6562 7200
Fax: (02) 6563 1364

Vincent Court

Vincent Court
88 Leith Street
Kempsey NSW 2440
Ph: (02) 6562 6062