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St Paul's Cathedral

| Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9653 4333
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St Paul's Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful, historic building, situated in the centre of the City of Melbourne, Australia. It is a place of worship and prayer. St Paul's is built on the site where the first public Christian services in Melbourne were led by Dr Alexander Thomson in 1836. Soon afterwards a small wooden chapel was built elsewhere, and the area became a corn market until 1848, when it was made available for the building of the bluestone St Paul's Parish Church. Consecrated in 1852, this Church was used until 1885, when it was demolished to make way for the present Cathedral. The decision to build on the site of the existing church was made because of its proximity to the railway and soon to be completed cable tramway service.The Swanston Street and Flinders Street corner remains one of Melbourne's busiest intersections today, ensuring the Cathedral is a place at the heart of city life.
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| Cnr Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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"stained glass"
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"take photos"
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"light a candle"
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"nice church"
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"opposite federation square"
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"old church"
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"pipe organ"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"peaceful place"
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"awe inspiring"
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"the heart of the city"
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"worth a visit"
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"fed square"
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"choir"
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"worship"
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"sandstone"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful church, loved the stained glass windows and door. Attended the service that starts every day just after 17:00- 17:10, get a program and take part in the service. Very Good.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the Melbourne city architectural. Nice to Visit and location Nearby Flinders Street station and opposite of Federal Square .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Beautiful place and so very serene. Hard to believe its right in the city center.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here with a group of teenagers for an art trip. It was peaceful once inside. Everywhere your eyes could see there was wonder. I've never seen a church on this scale before. I wish I could have sat a while longer

Thank Tina B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing cathedral The architecture is amazing from the beautiful tilework to the ceiling. We were extremely lucky to have voluteer Don show us around and tell us all the hidden treasures and insider information.Thank you Don you made this visit the highlight of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully I was excited to visit a beautiful and wonderful place for me. You should buy tickets. For shooting . Have a souvenir shop for you to buy. I was very impressed. And advised to visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral is the Melbourne landmark. Despite the fact that there was not a state Church in colonial Victoria, the population predominantly consisted of Anglicans, and in this regard, the English Church was given the best seat in the newly founded city for the construction...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely interior to this cathedral, pleasant to call in and have a bit of tranquility from the hustle and bustle outside.

Thank Pam R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't have time to stop and go into the cathedral but it was so great to see the massive banner hanging outside welcoming refugees

Thank Cassandra G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to pop in here to have a look, and decided to sit down for the 1710 mass and was not disappointed. This was my first ever church service. The Choir boys were fantastic and the mass was great. Great historical structure on the inside...More

Thank Samantha F
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