About Us



The South Country Deanery is comprised of eleven Catholic Parishes to the South West of Brisbane centred on the City of Ipswich. The Deanery has been created to assist parishes to minister to their communities.

Our Dean is Very Rev. Father Peter Dillon, Parish Priest of Ipswich Parish.

Click here to view 2011 Census Data for our Deanery

Click here to view 2006 Census Data for our Deanery -
this information is taken from the Archdiocese of Brisbane website.

Click here to view an interactive map of the South Country Deanery


What is a Deanery?

A deanery is a regional cluster of parishes within a diocese, working together on common ministries and headed by a dean. The deanery has the role of fostering mutual support between its parishes, joint planning of key elements of pastoral life and mission, and sharing of resources. The dean provides leadership in the deanery in the implementation of the Jesus Communion Mission vision and priorities promulgated by the Archbishop following Synod.

Across the Archdiocese of Brisbane there are 109 parishes that are grouped into 13 geographical deaneries. The 13 deans meet regularly with the Archbishop, the two Auxiliary Bishops and the Moderator.


What is a Parish?

A particular community of the Christian faithful within a diocese, which has its own church building and is under the authority of a pastor who is responsible for providing the faithful with ministerial service. Most parishes are formed on a geographical basis.


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South Country Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. Father Peter Dillon

Phone: 07 3281 2133


C/- St Mary's Parish, Ipswich
Cnr Elizabeth St & Roseberry Pde, Woodend 4305
PO Box 23, Ipswich 4305

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