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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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I told my 5 year old daughter that I was taking her to a church and she said to me "BORING!". But! When we got inside she was in awe of St Paul's. She said to me "I'm sorry I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

I told my 5 year old daughter that I was taking her to a church and she said to me "BORING!". But! When we got inside she was in awe of St Paul's. She said to me "I'm sorry I didn't listen to you mum, this place is beautiful!".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is an incredible cathedral for which words can not do justice. I do not think I have ever seen such a high ceiling with such solid columns in this type of church. The organ is also incredible. If you are near the Flinders Street Station or the Federation Square, do not miss the chance to see this cathedral, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This Cathedral located across the street from Federation Square gets a lot of pedestrian traffic when the doors are open. They weren't always open when we passed by but we did finally get a look inside one day and it's worth your time. We visit many churches on our vacations, not for praying or religion but for the beauty and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is as beautiful a cathedral as you will find in Oz! It may not be as old and grand as those in Europe, but it is a beautiful piece of work and an icon in Melbourne.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There are several large churches and cathedrals in Melbourne centre. They all look amazing inside and outside set against the modern buildings in Melbourne.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Easy to miss, but has a spectacular Victorian interior, the encaustic tile floor is quality. Good access without feeling that you are intruding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

St Paul's is across the street from hectic Federation Square so is a peaceful oasis that I visited twice. On the first visit the day was gloomy and so was the stone, yellowish and dark, and the feeling was very gloomy English Victorian. But the stained glass over the door and along the side aisle is beautiful and along with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

beautiful architecture.loved the floor patterns and took loads of pics ,very interesting history spent the whole ay there and was glad that my kids also saw the beautiful architecture and stained glass windows

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

St. Paul's has a full evensong worship service, carefully planned and reverentially satisfying. For the touring Christian, this late afternoon/evening service provides a thoughtful worship at a time that provides an alternative to Sunday morning worship for those who like to sleep in or tour on the Christian Sabbath. The music and worship components were pleasant in a fine cathedral... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

You can't miss St Paul's. It's right opposite Flinders Street station. A lovely place to go in and have a prayer if that's your thing. And there's a nice little park you can sit in outside as well.

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