St Mary's Cathedral
time line ...
- The foundation stone of the first St.
Mary's Chapel is laid by Governor Lachlan Macquarie and blessed by Fr.
Therry. The site of the chapel was near the convict barracks, on the outskirts of the town. The St.
Mary's chapel was a stone building in a naive gothic style.
- Work on extensions to the Cathedral commences, after a design made by A. W. N. Pugin, the celebrated English architect and promoter of a more correct gothic style.
1865 (June 29)
- The first St.
Mary's Cathedral is ruined by fire.
- The foundation stone of a new Cathedral is blessed by Archbishop Polding. The new Cathedral is to be an outstanding example of gothic revival architecture, designed by William Wilkinson Wardell.
- Construction of the Nave is completed, and Archbishop Kelly opens the almost-complete Cathedral on September 2nd. The total cost of the construction amounted to approximately 700,000 pounds over a period of 60 years.
1998 - 2000
- The Spires, designed by Wardell, are built.
- St Mary's is the location for the celebration of the Ninth World Day of the Sick.
Extract from www.sydney.catholic.org.au web site
tourist information ...
How to get there
St James CityRail
Station is the closest (5min walk). There are also many buses
stopping in the area.
. For more details please check the trip planner
Mary's Cathedral House, St Mary's Road, Sydney
Monday to Friday
Ph: (02) 9220 0400
Web site: Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
Hours of Operation
The Cathedral is open Sunday to Friday, 6.30AM
and Saturdays 8.00AM
Guided Tours: Every Sunday at 12noon. For more details check the pages of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney