St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Melbourne, Australia. It is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Melbourne and the seat of the Archbishop of Melbourne, who is also the metropolitan archbishop of the Province of Victoria.
The cathedral was designed by the English Gothic Revival architect William Butterfield and completed in 1891, except for the spires which were built to a different design from 1926 to 1932. It is one of Melbourne's major architectural landmarks.
|Monday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Sunday||7:30 AM – 7:30 PM|
Delphine JOLIVEL | Feb 21, 2018
Very nice cathedral to visit. Incredible stained-glass windows. Don't forget to pay the fee of 5 AUD to be able to take pictures inside. They also have a little shop inside the cathedral with nice postcards, wooden toys (lovely Noah's ark), religious decoration items...
Aidan Leach | Feb 5, 2018
Beauriful Anglican cathedral in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Entrance is free, although signs say that a photo permit is $5. However, when we asked the gift store they said they were piloting getting rid of the permit and let us take pictures for free. Beautiful architecture and great acoustics for choirs or musicians. There was African music playing when we were there and it was lovely.
Rodrigo Bastias | Feb 14, 2018
- Great Location - Close to Public Transportation - Amazing People - Nice Environment However.....I dont like when they ask money for keeping this building running
Felipe Rocha | Feb 3, 2018
St Paul’s Cathedral has been an integral part of Christian Melbourne since the city’s foundation: it stands on the site where the first public Christian services in Melbourne were led by Dr Alexander Thomson in 1836.From 1836 to 1848 the site on which the Cathedral stands served as a corn market for the growing city. In 1848, it was granted to the Anglican Church to build the bluestone St Paul’s Parish Church. Consecrated in 1852, St Paul’s Church was used until 1885 when it was demolished to make way for the liturgical West-end of the present Cathedral.
Deon Hunt | Oct 28, 2017
Rediscover event began here. Awesome venue! Hymns sung in many different languages. Native Australian tongue was powerful. There's something amazing about the original people of the land praising the God who put them there.
Mark Kenna | Apr 5, 2018
Just payed a visit to st Pauls cathedral in flinders st Melbourne and what a magnificent building it is.. the architecture is amazing... thoughroly enjoyed it...
Clive | Apr 24, 2018
This was my first time entering an Anglican Church, which dawned on me as strange given I am from the UK. St Paul's sits at a prominent crossroads and is possibly the most impressive building in the proximity. Although, Flinders St Station gives it a run for its money. On entering, I noticed a lack of the 'church smell' I am accustomed to within Catholic Churches. Big plus! The churches stained glass windows are absolutely stunning. Furthermore, the structual wood work is gorgeous and pleasantly tactile. Indeed, after walking down the aisles, I felt some warmth inside and felt at home. I didn't see any staff about, apart from a handy man. This was a shame as I felt some tourists were being disrespectful with the amount and styles of photographs they were taking. I'm not sure whether the photography fee still applies. The gift shop was closed. This was fine as the products didn't look particularly worthy anyway. I actually didn't see an issue with their requests for donations. It was nice to see them adopting digital payments too! Overall a pleasant experience and so I left a few gold coins. If you enjoy your visit please do the same, otherwise, in the future we might not be so lucky!
Richard T.Whybrow | Apr 28, 2018
The Iconic St.Paul’s Cathedral on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets Melbourne. Certainly a must see of Melbourne. The grander of the building inside and out is magnificent. Entry is free, but you will be encouraged to make donations throughout the venue by automatic donation receptors, but you don’t feel pressured. An expensive restoration bill and upkeep is required, and the building is in fine condition. Photography is allowed but you will be expected to purchase a $5 “Photo Permit” which permits you to take private photos by phone or camera. This venue is of historical significance where many state funerals and occasions have been held. Many plaques line the inside walls illustrating the events and contributions to the venue. Friendly volunteers readily provide assistance and laminated self guide tour handouts (which should be returned upon your exit). The opportunity to casually peruse the venue is encouraged and the quiet majestic appeal is welcoming. You are welcome to participate in private prayers anytime and of any denomination faith or belief. The organ built in 1891 down the far-east-end of the venue has beautifully detailed pipes and very impressive in size. The floors are built with superb ornate tiling and are a sight to see. Outside on the West side of the building is a Bronze statue of “Captain Matthew Flinders” unveiled 8th of November 1925, the seaman who was renowned for being the first to circumnavigate Tasmania and coasts of Australia.
steven lim | May 17, 2018
This is a working church, with beautiful architecture. There is a quiet area for you to pray, or you can walk around on your own. If you wish to take photos, it is suggested you make a donation. The gift shop only opens around 11ish. It is easy to find, being located opposite the Flinder’s Street station and Federation Square. Many wine tours also start from here.
LBPB Accounts - Lucie Fox | Jun 3, 2018
An oasis of calm in the city noise and chaos. A welcome reminder that mankind can create breathtaking beauty in architecture.
Lita Indah Sari | Jun 19, 2018
Beautiful,gothic,Anglican Cathedral right in Melbourne CBD situated next to Parliament building and accross Flinders street station.Amazing architecture inside and outside. Free entry, but you have to pay AUD 5 for taking picture permit.Do come on Sunday service if you want to witness a beautiful choir.
Lita Indah Sari | Jun 21, 2018
Beautiful,gothic,Anglican Cathedral right in Melbourne CBD situated opposite Flinders street station and Federation square.Amazing architecture inside and outside. Free entry, but you have to pay AUD 5 for taking picture permit.Do come on Sunday service if you want to witness a beautiful choir.
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