The OLR Parish - Our Lady of Rosary, Shelly Beach
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The OLR Parish

Our Lady of the Rosary parish, The Entrance has its origins back in the 1860’s when Mass was first celebrated at Long Jetty. The area was a popular tourist and camping holiday spot on the southern shores of Tuggerah Lake where the lake and the Pacific Ocean meet.

Today The Entrance and its surroundings is one of the premium holiday spots on the Central Coast and is the home of some 10,000 Catholic families.

Since its inception in 1947 the parish has grown and today boasts one of the most beautiful and prayerful Churches in our Diocese. Substantially designed by Fr Reg Reynolds, the parish church caters for the permanent Catholic population as well as the many visitors who holiday here.

The Parish Centre is a more recent addition which houses a multi-purpose function centre and offices to deal with parish business and the administration of the parish properties. A feature of the parish centre is the unique formed and stained glass shrine of Our Lady of The Entrance, a beautiful image of Our Lady of the Rosary casting her mantle over the dominant geography of our area – the Pacific Ocean and Tuggerah Lake.

The rise in population has seen the need to relocate the Primary School, which was originally behind the Church. Today, a modern K-6 Catholic Primary School is on a new site on Shelly Beach Road. The old school buildings have been redeveloped as a cultural/education centre to serve the parish.

The parish staff, housed within the Parish Centre complex is available Monday – Friday from 9.30am to 5pm to assist you with any enquiries.

Please visit our parish website at
Parish Priest Church, Presbytery and Parish Centre
Father Bill Stevens 239-243 The Entrance Road PO Box 189 THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261
Email: Phone: (02) 4332 2216 Fax: (02) 4333 5344
Parish Office Commercial Office
within the Parish Centre Hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday 12 Ashton Avenue PO Box 189 THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261
Phone: (02) 4332 2216 Phone: (02) 4334 7600
Secretaries: Sundai Sloane - Kelly Davie Manager: Michael de la Motte
Email: Email:
Devotional Supplies Shop Footprints Youth Group Website
Hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday
9.30am to 12.00pm Saturday
9.00am to 11.00am Sunday Catholic Formation & Education Centre CFEC
Shop Manager: Barbara Champley 12 Ashton Avenue THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261
Phone: (02) 4332 5997
Parish Schools (enrolments May) St Peter's Catholic College (7 - 12)
Our Lady of the Rosary Primary (K - 6) Gavenlock Road TUGGERAH PO Box 450 WYONG
Shelly Beach Road SHELLY BEACH Phone: (02) 4351 2344 Fax: (02) 4351 2965
Phone: (02) 4332 5594 Principal: Mr Tim Hildebrandt
Principal: Mrs Yvette Owens