About us

The parish of St Bernadette is the place of worship for the Catholic Church in Walmer. The parish first served as an outstation of the parish church of Blessed Oliver Plunkett, South End. The parish was solemnly blessed and opened by MGR. Hugh Boyle on 5 October 1947, and care for the parish entrusted by Bishop Michael Coleman to the Congregation of the Oratory in November 2002.

Physical Address:

Corner of 8th Ave & Fordyce Road, Walmer.

Postal Address:

PO Box 5012, Walmer, 6065

Parish Office:

Monday – Friday, 09:00-12:00: 073 247 1316


parish@pe-oratory.org.za & peoratory@gmail.com

The Oratory:

The parish is served by all the fathers and brothers of the Oratory: Rev Father Grant James, Johnny Johnson, Phillip Vietri, Jonathan Vermaak, Gregory Mitchell, Lewis Berry, Xolisa Mafu, Henry Ezenwanne, Cyriacus Okoro, Michael Theron, Arinze Okeke; Novices: Fr. Steven Ilechukwu and Br Simon Mowatt.

Parish Staff

Parish Administrator: Fr. Jonathan Vermaak
Parish Assistant: Fr. Gregory Mitchell
Parish Assistant: Fr. Lewis Berry
Secretary: Mrs. Ann Mowatt
Media & Communication: Mrs. Hayley Scholtz

Mass Intentions

To book Holy Mass for a particular intention, contact the parish office via email or telephone  

Please state: your intention, your name, and preferred date and Mass time.

Garden of Remembrance:

Access to the Garden of Remembrance is available on request from the parish office.

Lockdown Office Hours:

The parish office is currently open from 09:00-10:00, Monday to Friday, but will happily accommodate anyone wishing to come in from 10:00 – 12:00, by prior arrangement. Please call 073 247 1316.

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