About Us

Our Priests

Parish Priest:
Fr Ngubane OMI

Resident Priest:
Fr Ziphozonke (Zipho) Gumede OMI
Email: gumedez@stmaryscc.org.za

Catholic Churches nearby:

St Anthony of Padua – 1.9km
St Joan of Arc – 2.8km
St Martin de Porres – 3.3km
St Vincent – 3.5km
Our Lady of Health of Good Health – 5.8km

Served by: Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)

Type:  Parish, Church
Rite: Roman (Latin)
Location: 5G2G99RF+CR 
Address: 79 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg, KWAZULU-NATAL
Country: South Africa 
Catholic Church ID: 48132

About Us

The first Catholic community in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal (erstwhile Natal) was founded in 1852 in the city of Pietermaritzburg, the capital and second-largest city in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Pietermaritzburg had just been founded fourteen years before in 1838. St Mary’s Parish is the mother Parish in the Archdiocese of Durban. It was in St Mary’s Parish where Bishop Allard OMI and his band of Missionaries had established themselves and from where they launched the Church throughout South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia (then South West Africa).

The first church building was in Jabu Ndlovu Street (then Loop Street) and is still standing today.  At the turn of the century, it was decided to build a new church, which is now a Parish Hall on Langalibalele Street (then Longmarket Street). In 1930, the new and beautiful St Mary’s was built.

St. Mary’s Church. 79 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg

Allard House / Chapel

Parish Banking Details

First National Bank (FNB) Cheque Account
Account Name: St Mary’s PMB
Account Number: 5084 4572 187
Branch Code: 222126
Reference: Your Name – Isondlo/Tithe/Pledge

NEDBANK Savings Account
Account Name: Archdiocese of Durban – St Mary’s PMB
Account Number: 9022 2389 06
Branch Code: 198765
Reference: Your Name – Maintenance

“The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.”
John 1:5