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St James Old Cathedral
St James Old Cathedral 27-11-2014 - John Conn

St James Old Cathedral

West Melbourne, VIC 3003

Church Information

Church Name: St James Old Cathedral
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Anglican
Street Address: Cnr King & Batman Streets
Suburb: West Melbourne
State: VIC
Postcode: 3003
Foundation Stone Laid: 19-11-1839
Foundation Stone Notes: Superintendent La Trobe
Date Opened: 02-10-1842
Date Closed: unknown
Email: admin@churchesaustralia.org


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Plaque records: Foundation stone of the original St James' Old Cathedral was laid on the 9th November 1839, by Superintendent La Trobe. The first service was held on the 2nd October 1842...it was the first stone church in the city of Melbourne and John Batman was one of its subscribers. Melbourne's first church of England Bishop Charles Perry, was enthroned in St James' in 1848. St James' formerly stood on a site off Collins Street, but after St Paul's Cathedral was established it was removed to the present King St site 1913-14 and rebuilt stone by stone. The National Trust of Australia - Victoria plaque records: "St James' Old Cathedral". Blue historic plaque records "St James Old Cathedral...was Melbourne's Cathedral from 1848 until 1891...".
Last Updated: Tuesday 12th July, 2016