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Address: Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9653 4333
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Description: St Paul's Anglican Cathedral is a beautiful, historic building, situated...
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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Lovely church

Although the church is located in a busy area, I felt like stepping into another world when I opened the door of this church. Everything is so quiet, beautiful and amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Although the church is located in a busy area, I felt like stepping into another world when I opened the door of this church. Everything is so quiet, beautiful and amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I love that feeling of peace when you enter the doors of a Church. I got an even better feeling when i was approached by a volunteer who gave me a leaflet and explained a little about the Church. I wandered around feeling relaxed and calm and glad i had taken the time to step inside. Unfortunately, unless you have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a lovely neo-Gothic building which offers quiet respite just opposite Federation Square. Attended Evensong on a Sunday and the choir was wonderful. There happened to be a Confirmation Service and it was lovely to witness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

beautiful and if you are there when the choir is practising it is awesome lovely landscape garden surrounds the cathedral

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

st paul's cathedral is infront of flinders street train station in the city centre of melbourne a nice quiet church u feel blessed u can take the sight seeing free bus from there to visit melbourne

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful from both the outside and inside with lovely architecture and windows and paintings. Free entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were walking around the city during Melbourne white night event and saw that the cathedral had light show and music! It was so packed in there but we squeezed in and had seats and that cathedral turned out to be the best part of the night! Just great location and if you have opportunity to see that go for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The first and only time I have been inside the cathedral, it was decked out in lights and almost had a haunted appearance. If you are ever in Melbourne during white night, really do check out the cathedral, just opposite Flinders St Station. You see the cathedral in a new light

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We attended Easter Service here at 10.30am 5/4/15 following our attendance at Christmas Carols on 14/12/15. Church full but still able to get a seat about half way towards the front. It was a long service taking 1.5 hours including full communion, my first time doing that in a couple of decades and first time ever in an Anglican Church.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

St Paul's Cathedral is the spiritual centre for the Anglican Church in Melbourne. It is a working church with ongoing services but respectful visitors are welcome during opening hours. It is opposite Flinder Street Railway Station and adjacent to the Swanston Street Tram routes. Over the mall is the famous Young and Jackson's Hotel and directly opposite is the Federation... More 

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Address: Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9653 4333
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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