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Parish History

A brief History of the Parish


The Assumption Parish was officially proclaimed by Bishop Denis Hurley on 9 March 1947. Up to that time, the Catholic community in the Umbilo and Glenwood areas were part of the Emmanuel Cathedral parish but attended Mass at Christ the King Mission in Congella.   read more........

The parish was established by Archbishop Denis Hurley in 1947
Fr Turning first Sod
The DEDICATION of the Parish Church of
Our Lady of the Assumption, Umbilo Durban and 
the CONSECRATION of the people of the Parish took place on
Sunday 17th August 1980.


"I shall settle my sanctuary among them; I shall make my home among them."
(Ezekiel 37:27)


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