St Patricks Cathedral

St Patricks Cathedral statue in grounds

According to their website, St Patricks Cathedral is regarded internationally as the finest church building in Australia.........

.........Now I haven’t done enough research that I can verify that rather large statement...........

..........but I can vouch that it's very impressive inside, much more so than the outside would lead you to believe.

This is the third Cathedral to be built on the site..........

..........The other two were pulled down even before they were finished such were the large numbers of people arriving in Melbourne in the early years.........

St Patricks Cathedral

..........It's now very big!!

There are obviously the usual things you'd see in a cathedral such as mosaics, stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings,.........

..........religious paintings, organ etc but it also has a really nice atmosphere inside and is well worth a look.

It’s a bit dark inside to get decent photos without a tripod but I hope you like the ones I took in the grounds...........

.........The moss on the entrance gate ballpost shows how the weather can be a bit iffy in Melbourne – reminded me of old churches in England.


I've actually got to admit to a bit of help with these photos(!!).........


Mossy stonework which means a lot of rain!!

..........I went on an afternoon photography course which was great, good photos, big learning curve and a lot of history of Melbourne thrown in too from the photographer...........

.........though I think I may have surprised him with my knowledge of Melbourne built up mainly from researching for this website.

St Patricks Cathedral is located quite close to Parliament House and the Old Treasury Building so make sure you pop into those two places while you’re nearby..........

..........You’ll also find St Peters Church over the road which is well worth a visit too..........

.........It’s small and homely unlike the cavernous St Patricks but very interesting.


St Patricks is located at Corner Gisborne St & Cathedral Place, East Melbourne VIC 3002. Check out the map below:


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