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St Marys Cathedral
St Marys Cathedral

St Marys Cathedral

St Mary’s Cathedral is a church within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. Its full name is the Cathedral Church and Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Mother of God, Help of Christians, but it is commonly referred to as just St Mary’s Cathedral.

Interestingly, in addition to its lengthy name, this cathedral boasts the longest length among Australia’s churches, even though it is not the biggest or the tallest.

St Marys Cathedral Sydney, Mass Times, Address & Opening Hours, NSW

One of the things that stand out about this church is that, despite the towering skyscrapers that dot Sydney’s skyline, the cathedral’s majestic structure, coupled with the twin spires, makes it an iconic part of the city’s landmarks.

The church’s history dates back to 1868 when construction work began. The church was built in two phases, which explains why the interiors have a few differences in terms of the colour and texture of the sandstone used.

Other architectural details at St Mary’s Cathedral are the stained glass windows that depict different themes, extensive lighting patterns, and various interior works. The cathedral is home to various treasures in other parts of the building.

The crypt has a mosaic floor whose intricate designs were created by Peter Melocco. There is also the Grave of the Unknown Soldier, a real-life size of a dead soldier captured in sculptural form. The Baptistery and baptismal font are also worth checking out.

Over the years, the church has been a focal point for many high-profile figures, including a visit by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008. In addition to this, the cathedral also hosts mass at different mass times, as outlined on the cathedral’s official website.

St Marys Cathedral is on St Marys Road in Sydney. Whether you would like to go for mass at this church or are on the lookout for its architectural design, this cathedral will not disappoint.

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Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm

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Mon - Fri: 6:45am, 1:10pm & 5:30pm
Sat: 9am & 12pm
Sun: 7am, 9am, 10:30am (Solemn Sung Mass) & 6pm

Sat: 6pm

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