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Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral 10-10-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane
Christ Church Cathedral 10-10-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane

Christ Church Cathedral

The Hill, NSW 2300

Church Information

Church Name: Christ Church Cathedral
Church Previous Name: The Cathedral Church of Christ the King
Denomination: Anglican
Street Address: 52 Church St, The Hill NSW 2300, Australia
Suburb: The Hill
State: NSW
Postcode: 2300
Foundation Stone Laid: 01-01-1817
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A plaque records: Christ Church Cathedral - On the initiative of Governor Lachlan - Macquarie, The Commandant of Newcastle - Captain James Wallis of the 46th Regiment - laid on this site the first stone of a - Church called Christ Church on January 1st 1817. - The building was first used for worship on Christmas Day - 1817. Though not officially opened until the visit of Governor - Macquarie on August 2nd 1818. - On June 19th 1847 in the Letters Patent for the consecration - of William Terrell as First Bishop of Newcastle, Christ Church - was named as his Cathedral.  The Church remained in use until - 1884, when a pro-cathedral was erected. Pending the building - of a new Cathedral - The present Cathedral was dedicated on November 21st 1902.

A plaque records: This Cathedral Church  of Christ the King - was consecrated - To the Glory of God - by - Alfred - 10th Bishop of Newcastle - on - 20th November, 1983. - We thank God for the vision of Bishops, Deans and People - who over 100 years gave generouly to the building - and completion of the Cathedral.- Robert G Beal, Dean.

Date Opened: 25-12-1818
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


The story of the building of the Cathedral is long. For more details of the story of the building of the Cathedral see the Church Website: http://www.newcastlecathedral.org.au/cathedral/cathedralhistory/

Photographs uploaded 5/12/2017.

Last Updated: Tuesday 5th December, 2017