General Information

The Port Elizabeth Oratory Church of St Bernadette is the Catholic parish church situated in Walmer, Port Elizabeth. The parish first served as an outstation of the parish church of Blessed Oliver Plunkett, South End. St Bernadette’s Church was solemnly blessed and opened by Mgr. Hugh Boyle on 5 October 1947, and care of the parish was entrusted by the bishop to the Port Elizabeth Oratory in November 2002.


Physical address: Corner of 8th Ave & Fordyce Rd, Walmer

Postal address: P.O. Box 5012, Walmer 6065


Office: Monday-Friday, 09:00-12:00: 041 581 2035

After Hours: 041 581 6860

Fax: 086 550 5013



Parish Staff

The Parish is served by the Fathers and Brothers of the Oratory. If you would like to speak to Fr Jonathan or another priest, contact either the Parish Office (Monday-Friday, 09:00-12:00) on 041 581 2035, or outside these hours, 041 581 6860.

Permanent Deacon Revd John Slim

Secretary Mrs Ann Mowatt


MASS INTENTIONS: To book Mass Intentions, contact the Parish Office, or place your offering in the collection plate in an envelope marked with the intention, your name, and preferred date and time.


GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE: The Garden of Remembrance is opened after morning Masses and on request from the Parish Office or the Oratory.


OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday: 09:00-12:00

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Postal address:

P.O. Box 5012
Walmer 6065

Port Elizabeth

South Africa


Physical location:

Corner of 8th Ave & Fordyce Rd, Walmer


Contact details:

Office (041) 581-2035

Out of hours (041) 581-6860
Fax: 086 550 5013



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