Christ Church Anglican Cathedral
Christ Church Anglican Cathedral 07-06-2021 - Kgbo - See Note
Cathedral Church of Christ the King 13-10-2017 - John Huth, Wilston, Brisbane.

Christ Church Anglican Cathedral

Grafton, NSW 2460

Church Information

Church Name: Christ Church Anglican Cathedral
Church Previous Name: Cathedral Church of Christ the King
Denomination: Anglican Church of Australia
Street Address: 14 Duke St, Grafton NSW 2460, Australia
Suburb: Grafton
State: NSW
Postcode: 2460
Foundation Stone Laid: unknown
Foundation Stone Notes: 

A foundation stone for the extension records: This foundation stone of the - Cathedral extension was laid - by - Fairfax Bell MA MB B Ch - on 27th June 1934 during the - Cathedral Jubilee Celebrations - J W Ashton MA DD Bishop - G P M Ware Sub Dean.

A stone tablet records: The completed Nave and - the Baptistry - of this Cathedral Church - were dedicated by - The Bishop of the Diocese - on October 30th 1937.

A stone tablet records: To the Glory of God - and in grateful memory of - Francis Lendon Bell MA Priest - who with his sons - Fairfax, Hilary & Lendon - by a generous gift made possible - the extensions to this Cathedral 1934~1937 - This stone was set on the - fourteenth day of September 1959 by - Nigel Ashton - for his father - John William Ashton - Second Bishop of this Diocese.

A stone tablet records: In memory of - J F Munnings ARIBA FRAIA - Architect for the extensions - to this Cathedral who died before - the work was completed. Twenty - ninth day of September 1937 - Erected by his fellow workers.

A plaque records: A M D G - This plaque was unveiled by - His Excellency, - Air Marshall Sir Jamess Rowland, - KBE DFC AFC K St J - Governor of New South Wales - on 12th July, 1984 - to mark the completion of the - restoration of Christ Church Cathedral - in its centenary year. - The Rt Revd D N Shearman OBE ~ Bishop - The Very Revd R W Hurford ~ Dean - Dr G R Vesey - Bishop's Warden and Charirman of the Cathedral Restoration Committee.

A stone tablet records: A M D G - This Centenary Commemorative Stone - was dedicated by - The Right Reverend Donald N Shearman OBE - Seventh Lord Bishop of Grafton - on - The Feast of St James, Apostle and Martyr - the 25th July, 1984. - The 100th Anniversary of the opening and dedication - of - The Cathedral Church of Christ the King - The Very Reverend Richard W Hurford - Fifth Dean of Grafton.




Date Opened: 25-07-1884
Date Closed: unknown


The Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, Grafton is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Grafton, and the seat of the Bishop of Grafton. Early Anglican services in Grafton began about 1842, with the first church building, a wooden structure, erected about 1854. It was replaced by the present church building which was opened on 25/7/1884. Over the years the current building has been extended and modified to meet the needs of the congregation.More historical information/photographs of the church/congregation are invited. Photographs uploaded 26/11/2017.



A brief history can be found on the Cathedral website:

Note: Photograph attribution/source - By Kgbo - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,  AND  By Kgbo - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Last Updated: Friday 30th September, 2022