St Andrews Cathedral Sydney
all those people who love looking at old architecture and historic buildings,
St Andrews Cathedral stands opposite the beautiful Queen
Victoria Building and the Sydney Town Hall, both spectacular buildings
in their own right, making the Sydney Square something of a must visit
area. Take a look at the images of St Andrews Cathedral on this page
and you will see the beauty that is waiting for your visit.
St Andrew's Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Australia with the
foundation stone being laid in 1819 and finally consecrated by the second
Bishop of Sydney, Frederick Barker, on St Andrews Day, 30th November,
1868. St Andrews Cathedral was designed by architect Sir Edmund Blacket.
The preeminent church building within the Sydney Anglican Diocese,
St Andrews Cathedral was planned by Governor Macquarie, with his vision
being that this would be a center point of Sydney. His plans were scoffed
as financially unrealistic and modified by his successors, yet his vision
has been realized, as today the Sydney Square is regarded as the centre
of Sydney City.
Visitors are more than welcomed and taking photos encouraged, as something
this old and something so beautiful should rightly be shared with all.
If you make use of this offer, don't forget to put a little in the collection
While there has been restoration work performed over the years, most
of the Cathedral is original and the tiles and marble floors and beautiful
organ, built by Hill & Son in 1866, are witness to the fabulous
detailed craftsmanship that went into building a beautiful place of
worship. Many fixtures and fitting are original, the Font was a gift
dating back to 1868, the stained glass windows magnificent reminders
of fabulous workmanship of the era. The west window has tiers of Apostles.
Look closely and you can see that Mary Magdalene was included among
the male disciples. A dispute followed the inclusion which was resolved
by painting a beard on Mary.
St Andrews Anglican Cathedral Information
Open Times: Weekdays 9am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 7:30am