Both parishes of St Francis of Assisi on            
463 Oxford Street  Paddington and 
St Joseph's on 12 Albert Road Edgecliff have been under the care of the Franciscans since 1879.

The Parish Office is located on the Ground Floor of the Franciscan Friary on 66 Gordon Street Paddington.

If you are interested in the rich history of our parishes and their beautiful church buildings, see St. Francis and St. Joseph.
The Parish Priest of St Francis of Assisi and St Joseph is 
Fr Philip Miscamble, ofm.  Fr Paul Ghanem,ofm and Fr Piotr Rzucidlo, ofm as Assistants. Other Franciscan Friars in residence are Fr Hugh Walsh, ofm and Fr Brian Lester,ofm.

In 2009, we celebrated the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the Franciscan Order, which was begun by St Francis in 1209. 

We extend to you a warm welcome and invite you to join with us in celebrating the Eucharist and participating in our communal life.  
  • We are a welcoming, inclusive, community-based congregation that seeks to reflect the charism of St Francis and St Clare
  • Visitors are especially welcome to celebrate in the Franciscan tradition 
  • There is a rich choice of various Mass times including the Saturday Vigil Mass, weekday Masses and Communion services
  • The St Francis Choir draws on the rich musical heritage and liturgical tradition of the Catholic Church
  • We are involved with social justice through community programmes for the disadvantaged and homeless
  • Scriptural and theological lectures are an important part of parish life
  • St Francis of Assisi church is open on Saturday mornings for quiet reflection and meditation
  • St Francis of Assisi Regional Primary School at Paddington, an important part of the parish community, provides education for years K - 6
We extend a warm welcome to visitors to join us in the Eucharist and parish community activities.
St Francis of Assisi Paddington  and  St Joseph's Edgecliff

St Francis of Assisi Paddington 

St Joseph's Edgecliff