Archbishop Wilson’s funeral to be livestreamed

Archbishop Philip Wilson (The Southern Cross)

The Funeral Mass of Archbishop Philip Wilson will be celebrated in Adelaide’s St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral at 11am on Wednesday, February 3. Source: Adelaide Archdiocese.

The Mass, to be livestreamed via, will be celebrated by Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan with bishops and clergy from around Australia concelebrating.

A Vigil Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 2, at 7.30pm in the cathedral and there will be an opportunity for people to pray in the presence of the coffin from 2pm to 6.30pm.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Vigil Mass and Funeral Mass are invitation only and bookings are required for prayer in the presence of the coffin.

Archbishop Wilson served as Archbishop of Adelaide from 2001 to 2018 and as Bishop of Wollongong for four and a half years during 45 years of priestly ministry.

He died in Adelaide on Sunday at the age of 70.

Archbishop Wilson had suffered a series of health problems in recent years, including cancer.

A memorial page is available at:


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