St Francis
St Francis
St Francis

St Francis' Church

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Church Information

Church Name: St Francis' Church
Church Previous Name: -
Denomination: Catholic
Street Address: Cnr Lonsdale & Elizabeth Streets
Suburb: Melbourne
State: VIC
Postcode: 3000
Foundation Stone Laid: 04-10-1841
Foundation Stone Notes: -
Date Opened: 23-10-1845
Date Closed: unknown


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St Francis' became Melbourne's first Catholic cathedral with the arrival of Bishop James Alipius Goold in 1848. Its cathedral status ended when the nave of the partially built St Patrick's Cathedral was opened for worship in the late 1860's. "St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (1842-1909) made her first communion in St Francis' in 1850, the same year that bushranger Ned Kelly's parents were married in the church". (from church website)
Last Updated: Tuesday 12th July, 2016