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Spectular church building in Australia

Not quite what I was expecting - but definitely a spectacular building. The outside definitely has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AndrewM1968
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Amazing achievement

Whether catholic, religous, or not, this cathedral is well worth a visit. An amazing tribute to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michelle W
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St Francis Xavier Cathedral is one of the most iconic buildings in Geraldton. Designed and built by the famous Architect/Priest Monsignor John Hawes, it attracts visitors from all over the world. A major restoration, conservation and enhancement...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not quite what I was expecting - but definitely a spectacular building. The outside definitely has a beautiful appearance and clearly stands out, the forecourt is simple but elegant. Inside was what was surprising - the colour and design were different but worked. Definitely worth...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether catholic, religous, or not, this cathedral is well worth a visit. An amazing tribute to the faith and tenacity of Geraldton's early faithful community.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Lovely cathedral - beautiful. There is a tour every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It cost $5 - manned by volunteers.

Thank Marilyn K
Meredith W, Public Relations Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thanks Marilyn. Apart from the weekly scheduled tours, we also run tours when Cruise Ships call in to Geraldton - they are also very popular.

Reviewed 9 June 2018

We were so fortunate when we visited the cathedral to be shown around with two other visitors. This is a magnificent building and it is a wonderful story hearing about the architect/ priest who designed it. If you have the opportunity to visit it and...More

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Meredith W, Public Relations Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Terrific review thank you. Our Tour Guides are passionate and knowledgeable and enjoy showing people around the Cathedral and Heritage Centre just as much as you have obviously enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

The cathedral is similar to the beautiful New Norcia Monastery Chapel. But additions/alterations/finishing seemed to make it disjointed. It could have been a great statue.

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Meredith W, Guest Relations Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thanks for your review. The Cathedral is unique and quirky in some respects. Tour Guides are always happy to share the history and stories of the building - and of architect and builder Monsignor Hawes.

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Monsignor Hawes dedication and architectural vision was delightful to see. The gardens are stunning. Loved the interior and history

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Meredith W, Public Relations Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for your review Drusilla. The history of the Cathedral and the many other churches and buildings that Monsignor Hawes designed and built in the Mid-West is fascinating. So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 23 May 2018

What a beautiful cathedral. The renovations have been very tastefully done and the building is just beautiful.

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Meredith W, Public Relations Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you Sandy Ford. It is a beautiful building and a credit to Msg Hawes and his creativity and skill.

Reviewed 29 March 2018

We visited this Cathedral and were very impressed with the design and structure. Although not church goer we were fascinated in its lovely interior, a tad unusual too. There is also another building next door in honour of the Architect Monsignor Hawks, who built many...More

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Meredith W, Public Relations Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Mal - so glad you enjoyed your tour and thank you for such a positive review. The Cathedral really is a most unique and beautiful building.

Reviewed 25 March 2018

It's amazing what a few million can do for your appearances.......a beautiful house of worship that defines faith to the Catholics of Geraldton.

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Traveller255365, Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

The Cathedral is open to the public daily and guided tours are available on Sundays, Mondays & Wednesdays at 2:30 and Friday at 4:00.

Reviewed 25 March 2018

What a wondrous building, brilliantly designed by the architect/ priest, Monsignor Hawkes and recently renovated to the highest standards whilst honouring the original intent. Try and go to an escorted tour and the various details such as the homage to the Arts and Crafts movement,...More

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Traveller255365, Manager at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Pleased you enjoyed your visit. Tours are on Sunday , Monday & Wednesday at 2:30 and Friday at 4:00. Tickets ($5) are available at the Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre Museum adjacent to the Cathedral

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