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“Well worth a visit”

St Patrick's Cathedral
Ranked #14 of 27 things to do in Bunbury
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Visitors to Bunbury should visit the new cathedral, opened 2011. The windows and the altar backdrop by artist the late Robert Juniper are a highlight.

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

I visited this cathedral several year ago to photograph it, and was highly impressed. Today, passing through Bunbury, I persuaded my family to come with me for a return visit. What a treat! In fact I got quite emotional. St Patrick's sits on a low hill overlooking the town. It is modern, brick, impressive but quite austere on the outside. Inside it is quite uncluttered, but open, spacious, peaceful and worshipful. Its painted windows are a feature, but I also enjoy the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, and the general planning. It is an interesting question: if you are going to design and build a modern cathedral, how do you do it? This cathedral is a fine example. Car parking is available right next door to the cathedral, which has easy wheelchair access.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Overlooking the central CBD of Bunbury is the relatively new Catholic Cathedral inviting the visitor to 'come take a look'!
It is an impressive, contemporary designed landmark that is well worth a visit.
Unexpected hills, narrow winding roads to the cathedral would make access by caravans improbable. We walked easily into the main areas of the cathedral - the modern, sedate designs of the huge windows inside were not what we expected!
I was disappointed! My personal preference is the traditional 'Stained Glass!
Still, such an surprising modern Cathedral with its impressive artitecture in a seaside country City is unusual and unique. Well worth the challenges of finding your way to it!!!

Thank Yvonne B
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

I have been visiting Bunbury for 30 years and one of the iconic buildings was the catholic cathedral. It was historic and a great example of the architecture at the time. Unfortunately it has been redeveloped and now looks and feels like just another building. The church service gave the impression of someone going through the motions rather than being delivered by a priest who was relly passionate about his religion. It is now just another church.

Thank John A
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This building replaced the old Cathedral that was damaged by tornado in 2005. It's functional, contemporary, bright, has beautiful window panels, comfortable pews and very good acoustics for the sound system. However, at times it seems somewhat sterile, lacking the warmth and familiarity of the previous building. The complex certainly is larger in area and offers facilities not available prior to 2005. Over the years, congregations have diminished in numbers with a noticeable reduction in 'younger' attendees. The Cathedral is a place to visit, worship and meditate; the challenge facing the clergy is to make it a building of relevance to a greater community.

Thank Dan L
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