St Mary's Cathedral

Place of worship

St Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney and the mother diocese of Australia, and remains the largest ecclesiastical building in the English Gothic style in the world.

St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney 2008
Milestones
Constructed
1821
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1835
Modified
1851
Destroyed
29 Jun 1865
Constructed
1866
Constructed
1866
-
1928
Destroyed
1869
Modified
1998
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2000

St Mary's Cathedral

by Mark Dunn, 2008 Creative Commons License

The first St Mary's was built slowly between 1821 and 1835, and subsequently added to, but burned down in 1865. The new cathedral, also built slowly in sections, was not finished until 1928, and the towers were only added in 2000.
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Roman Catholic Church, Hyde Park Sydney c1840-1850
St Mary's Cathedral 2004
St Patrick's Day parade, Sydney c1930s
St Mary's Roman Catholic School 1872
Hyde Park, St Mary's Cathedral and Belfry, c1842
St Mary's Cathedral after the fire in 1865
The Cathedral Church of St Mary's 1841-1844
St Mary's Cathedral, commenced 1866 and now in course of erection
Scaffolding on St Mary's Cathedral 1920s
Hyde Park near Sydney 1840
American tourists in the entrance to St Mary's Cathedral, 5 September 1962
Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society's float in St Patrick's Day parade 1930s
Crowds in Hyde Park outside St Mary's Cathedral following Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament procession 9 September 1928
Medal from the International Eucharist Congress with St Mary's Cathedral on one side and Pope Pius XI on reverse, 1928
The hearse during the '98 Commemoration 22 May 1898
The wedding of musical dance stars Madge Elliott & Cyril Ritchard at St Mary's Cathedral 16 September 1935

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