Christ Church Cathedral
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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 Church of Australia
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 foundation stone records: To the Glory of God - this foundation stone - of - Christ Church Cathedral - was laid by His Excellancy - The Right Honourable The Earl of Jersey - Governor of the Colony - Jun 2nd 1892.

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: 21-11-1902
Date Closed: unknown


Designed by John Horbury Hunt.

(Newcastle Morning Herald - 20 November 1902)  "NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL, A new era in the history of the Anglican Church in New South Wales will dawn on the consceration tomorrow, of the new edifice in Newcastle."

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:

Photographs uploaded 5/12/2017 & 13/9/2019

Last Updated: Friday 13th September, 2019