St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral

St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral

St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,271 contributions
    Cathedral with a Parabolic Arch
    Nice to visit a cathedral with an architectural design that is a departure from the traditional. I believe that its the first occasion that I have visited a church that has a parabolic arch running from the exterior over the main entry through the length of the cathedral interior. Certainly creates an interesting interior and draws attention to the beautiful stained-glass windows. The building replaced the former wooden cathedral that had served the community. The foundation stone was laid in 1957, the cathedral opening in 1962 and consecrated in 1972. It was built as a War Memorial Cathedral in the aftermath of WW11. A link with the past is a statue of the wounded angel, struck by a piece of shrapnel from a Japanese bomb, it is now enshrined in the Cathedral as a mute reminder of the bombing of Darwin.
    Visited November 2022
    Written January 2, 2023
  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
    St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.
    This is the main Catholic church in Darwin. It was the seat of the garrison of the military chaplaincy for the Australia troops in Darwin. A bigger church was needed after the war and the present church was open on August 19, 1962. It is also open for viewing during the day.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,777 contributions
    Cool cathedral!
    The St. Mary's cathedral is interesting from the outside, but even more striking and beautiful inside. It comprises a modern arch-style of roof that exudes a soaring, open feeling. The ends both contain large beautiful stained glass windows. The church is designed or the climate and is cool at any time, allowing any breeze to pass through. One thing I especially like is that the building was open and welcoming every time I walked past.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 28, 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,777 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
The St. Mary's cathedral is interesting from the outside, but even more striking and beautiful inside. It comprises a modern arch-style of roof that exudes a soaring, open feeling. The ends both contain large beautiful stained glass windows. The church is designed or the climate and is cool at any time, allowing any breeze to pass through. One thing I especially like is that the building was open and welcoming every time I walked past.
Written September 29, 2023
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Ranjit D
Yelahanka, India100 contributions
Dec 2019
Peaceful and a wonderful place to worship. The service was well attended. The choir was superb and homily very topical for he world.
Written January 27, 2020
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Meredith K
Hobart29 contributions
Oct 2014 • Solo
This Cathedral is designated as a War Memorial and a Cathedral, it was hit by bombs during WW2 still has some remnants in it on display such as statues that were hit and damaged during the bombardment.
It is worth a visit, very calm building.
Written March 21, 2015
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Jan F
Yeppoon, Australia30 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
A beautiful building with spectacular windows. The bishop gives a great homily too. Well worth a visit when visiting Darwin (even if you are not Catholic)
Written October 18, 2014
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Cassandra J
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia21 contributions
Oct 2014 • Business
The stained glass windows and the Baptism font were beautiful and the angel statue that survived World War 2 was special
Written October 13, 2014
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Pat K
Darwin, Australia45 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
The architecture and decore of the Cathedral is well worth the visit. Take note of the very special painting of the Madonna and Child. Visitors are always welcome whether you are going to join a service or simply for some quiet time. I would recommend a visit to the Cathedral when you are in the Darwin CBD.
Written October 12, 2014
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SimmoAdelaide
Adelaide235 contributions
Sep 2020
Well worth a visit for Catholics and non Catholics alike. Shows a good example of how to build in the tropics. Open, bright and airy. A very peaceful place to visit.
Written October 15, 2020
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K72
Melbourne, Australia2,932 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Lovely stained glass windows! The church stands proud in town and looks so inviting. We sat inside for 20 mins soaking in the breeze and lovely windows. Regular services take place. Spacious and airy inside. A nice spot to take refuge from the heat and take some time to reflect.
Written September 25, 2019
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Ted R
Great Dunmow, Essex158 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This is fairly small for a Cathedral but nevertheless is beautiful with wonderful stained glass windows mainly behind the main altar and side altars, which are both dedicated to Our Lady. The Stations of the Cross around the sides of the church are amongst the most colourful and best that I've seen. It is well worth a visit.
Written August 11, 2018
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GilbertDog
Darwin, Australia408 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
This is an amazing building. The architecture is tremendous you can get lost in the stained glass windows. There is no airconditiong, but the cross breeze and fans help with the heat. I have attended christenings, weddings and funerals. No matter what your faith this building is welcoming and calming. It is a lovely place.
Written February 17, 2015
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