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Welcome to the Dunedin Hill Suburbs Pastoral Area Website

The Hill Suburb Pastoral Area was formed in 2006 by the Dunedin Catholic Diocese and combines the parishes of St Francis Xavier Mornington, St Mary's Kaikorai and St Joseph's Brockville.

Please take the time to browse our website for further information about our pastoral area.


Introducing Father Fredy Permentilla

We welcome Father Fredy Permentilla as our new Parish Priest
MSP Congregation/Order:
Mission Society of the Philippines Ordination: June 18, 2011
Nationality: Filipino
Age: 39 years old
Mission Assignments:
Archdiocese of Seoul (South Korea) Student (Overseas Training Program) 2007-2009
Archdiocese of Cebu (Philippines) Assistant Priest 2011-2012
Diocese of Dunedin (New Zealand) Administrator (Te Anau) 2012
Assistant Priest (Gore) 2013-2017
Parish Priest (Hill Suburbs) 2018-present Chaplain (Filipino Community)


Planned Giving Appeal

Parish income is increasingly falling behind the expenses we face, as you can see in the chart for 2009-2017 and the financial summary for 2017 on the reverse of the Planned Giving Renewal Form available to download at the link below.

Without your support we face a difficult future. Please consider making a regular donation and be as generous as you can afford. The future of Catholic worship and service in the Hills Suburbs parishes depends entirely on your generosity.

Please click on this link to download the 2018 Planned Giving Renewal Form, complete and put in a sealed envelope and place in the collection or deliver to the Parish office.

Planned Giving Renewal Form


Our Parishes

St Francis Xavier
36 Mitchell Ave
Dunedin 9011

St Mary of the
Immaculate Conception
6 Cromwell St
Dunedin 9010

St Joseph
295 Brockville Rd
Dunedin 9011

Our Mission

“We are a Catholic community committed to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by prayer, worship and service.  We are called to create a supportive, compassionate and forgiving community open to all people without discrimination.”