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2 St Mary’s Road, Sydney, NSW 2000

Since 1821

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The style of the cathedral is Geometric Decorated Gothic, the archaeological antecedent being the ecclesiastical architecture of late 13th century England ● The architecture is typical of the Gothic Revival of the 19th century

ABN 13 120 232 163


Mass Times: Mon - Fri 6:45 am, 1:10 pm, 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am, 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm (Sat Vigil)
Sun 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am (Solemn Choral Mass), 6:00 pm, 5:00 pm & 9:00 am
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Corner of George and Bathurst Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000

Since 1819

Cathedral Church, Anglican Archbishop, Ministries, Investigating Christianity, Learning English, Adult Ministries, Families Ministries, Women Ministries, Children Ministries, Youth Ministries, Bible Study Groups Ministries, Healing, Music Events, Baptisms, Getting Married, Funerals, Holy Communion, Wedding Events & Shops

The cathedral is one of the city's finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture ● Designed by Edmund Blacket, it was ready for services and consecrated in 1868, making it the oldest cathedral in Australia

ABN 70 819 639 145

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Mass Times: Mon & Thu 5:15pm (Choral Evensong)
Tue 1:10pm (Cathedral Bible Talks)
Wed 6:00 pm (Healing Service)
Fri 12:30 pm (Lunchtime Communion)
Sun 8:30 am (Holy Communion), 10:30 am (Morning Church) & 5:00 pm (Evening Church)
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169-171 Phillip Street, #Level 1, Sydney, NSW 2000

Since 1824

Church, Architectural Buildings, Historical Places, St James’ Parish Library, Music Events, Special Events, Galleries, Bells and Bell-Ringing, Virtual Tour, Worship, Sermons, Pastoral, Baptisms, Marriage, Funerals, Pastoral, Outreach Programs, Venue Hire & Shops

Designed in the style of a Georgian town church by the transported convict architect Francis Greenway during the governorship of Lachlan Macquarie ● is in a style commonly found in the High Church and moderate Anglo-Catholic traditions of Anglicanism


Mass Times: Mon - Fri 12:30 pm (Eucharist)
Wed 6:15 pm (Choral Evensong)
On the First Tue of the Month 6:15 pm (Healing Eucharist)
Sun 7:45 am (Said Eucharist - Holiday Service Times), 10:00 am (Choral Eucharist - Holiday Service Times), 7:45 am (Said Eucharist - February to December Service Times), 9:00 am (Sung Eucharist - February to December Service Times) & 11:00 am (Choral Eucharist - February to December Service Times)
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