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St Andrews Cathedral Sydney

Exterior Image of St Andrews Cathedral Sydney. Sydney St Andrews Cathedral

Don't miss the opportunity while in Sydney to visit Australia's oldest Cathedral, the beautiful and historic St Andrews Cathedral, located on Sydney Square, George Street, Sydney.

Designed along classic Gothic architecture, St Andrews is the foremost place of worship for the Sydney Anglican community, with a world famous choir and regular services.

Visitors are welcomed at St Andrews, and there are usually volunteers ready and willing to show people around the building. Pick up a brochure on entry and enjoy the fabulous historical building and worship centre.

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St Andrews Cathedral Sydney

St Andrews Cathedral FontFor 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 box.

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 - 8pm


Inside st Andrews Cathedral Sydney

Spires of St Andrews Cathedral
Another view of the exterior of St Andrews Cathedral Sydney. with Jacaranda tree in full bloom



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