Saint Marys Cathedral, Sydney
Saint Marys Cathedral, Sydney - Address, Phone Number
Address: St Marys Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Saint Marys Cathedral, Sydney
The St. Mary’s Cathedral is almost the largest church in Australia which is also the home to the Archbishop of Sydney. The church is regarded as a Minor Basilica, and is very favourably located in central Sydney. Its structural speciality is in its exceptional twin spires. It bears numerous holy and religious relics and articles. The highly decorated and sculptured walls also bear the beautiful oil paintings of the internationally famous Stations of the Cross.
The walls in the western section are adorned by the Pieta of Michelangelo in marble. The aisle of the church bears the Grave of the Unknown Soldier, which was previously placed in the crypt. The floor of the crypt is decorated with marble. There are elite groups of choir and musical performers, as well as numerous variations of pipe organs and church bells that make the cathedral a buzzing musical centre. The Cathedral preserves the burial ground of the Third Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, St. Patrick Francis Moran.
Saint Marys Cathedral Information
- The Cathedral is extensively decorated with channel windows made of stained glass and highlighted and featured by skylight along with lighting.
- Do not miss the western transept rose window rises behind organ pipes. It is simply breathtakingly beautiful.
Saint Marys Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours
- Mass timings: 6.45am, 1.10pm, 5.30pm (Choral Mass Monday to Thursday during School term time)
- Saturday 9.00am, 12.00pm
- Sunday 7.00am, 9.00am, 10.30am (Solemn Choral Mass), 6.00pm (Youth Mass)
- Public Holidays 12noon
How To reach Saint Marys Cathedral by Public Transport
- Nearest train station: St. James Station
- Nearest Bus Station: College St Near Prince Albert Rd
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- Bodhi Restaurant
- David Jones Foodhall
- Max Brenner Chocolate Hall
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The architecture of this church is beautiful. It's large but not ridiculously massive. You are able to enter and roam around when there is not a mass. Even if there is one going on, you are more than welcome to sit in and listen. You are allowed to take pictures quietly on the outsides, however the middle section is only for prayer.
It's a great place to reflect and chill out. The church has amazing architecture and I would highly recommend anyone visiting Sydney to visit. Also nearby is the old sydney barracks.
Grand, beautiful and calm. Amazing architecture, daily services, open for worship, ethereal music from choirs and the grand organ. Lovely sculptures and shrines. Even if churches aren't your thing, make this the one you visit - but he respectful and keep noise to a minimum.
Beautiful singing by the talented choir. Absolutely love this place...so serene, peaceful and calm. Gorgeously built, breath-taking art masterpieces all put together in this divine place of worship.
St Mary's Cathedral is one of the most iconic and beautiful Churches in Sydney. Architecture of the Church is very impressive and awe inspiring. This house of God bring peace of mind as soon as you enter into it. Highly recommended to visit if you visit Sydney.